Hot Spring Time - Japanese Flagstone Path
A Japanese-style flooring made of stone. "Even if the journey ahead is full of unknowns, I will still move on ahead happily."
Hot Spring Time - Hot Spring Signpost
A signpost marking the location of the hot spring. "The beautiful days have long since passed, and homesickness gallops onwards tirelessly; it creeps ever closer and touches my skin, gently guiding my heart."
Hot Spring Time - Lantern Rack
A lantern rack for lively events. "The small lanterns glowing red bloom cheerfully in the Summer Festival, as the twinkling of the wind chimes reverberate within my mind."
Hot Spring Time - Ramen Shop
A Japanese-style moving ramen stall. "I wonder what is the taste of wine shared with family; I wonder for whom did you sing for before passing away."
Hot Spring Time - Dumpling Shop
A Japanese-style moving food stall. "On the round moon in the sky a rabbit waves. Take all your happiness and sadness and knead them together!"
Hot Spring Time - Jizo Statues
Jizo statues by the roadside. "Embrace the protection of God, share your joy and pain; calmly accept others' happiness, for those who are happy are the most human."
Hot Spring Time - Hot Spring Wooden Fence
A wooden fence for the hot spring. "The stars shine brightly as the cries of wild ducks fill the air. I bite on a chestnut as I remember father's smile."
Hot Spring Time - Hot Spring
A traditional hot spring built by hand. "Let us stay at the hot spring hostel tonight, to bathe our sore flesh in the pure water, as cute dancers twirl within the banquet halls."
Hot Spring Time - Hot Spring Changing Room Bench
A long bench used in changing rooms and restrooms. "As your hair emits a strong fragrance, you who are clad in a bathrobe are incomparably brilliant."
Hot Spring Time - Hot Spring Changing Room
A small building for changing clothes. "The starry sky, the cloudless moonlit night, unintentionally they trespass into this sealed building."
Hot Spring Time - Firefly Bamboo Forest
A bamboo forest dotted with fireflies in the distance. "Summer prayers, summer prayers, those are miraculous songs of the fireflies, a tune of wind chimes performed by the wind."
Hot Spring Time - Carp Kite
A traditional carp kite prepared for the kids. "I'm already tired of baby-sitting, even before the Bon Festival came. The snow began to fall, and the baby cries. "
Hot Spring Time - Hot Spring Bamboo
An elegant bamboo forest planted by hand. "The moonlight shines down between the trees as I gently caress your cheek, the branches swaying beneath the glistening white moon."
Hot Spring Time - Hot Spring Wooden Bathtub
A traditional wooden bathtub. "Daily we crowd around the old and worn heater, the whole family happily spending time together."