Recently the restrictions on travel across prefectures were lifted and people are getting back to downtown areas and tourist sites little by little.
Uncertainty and inconvenience still remain among us, however we’re trying to find a way to have time for pleasure in our daily life with a “new lifestyle”.
Meanwhile, I received beautiful drawings for a brochure “Wild Birds in Okuike” (now in progress) from people creating illustrations for us.
Over the delicately hand-drawn birds on a table, I had a fun time with staff as if we went back to our childhood – “Oh, I’ve seen this one!”, “I didn’t know they live around this area.”, “These birds are so confusing…” and “How do you write the name in Kanji?” etc.
A moment like this relieves and soothes our mind.

Kaoru Kay Akihara