Photos by Espen Thorkildsen (University of Washington), CET Japan Summer 2019 A rice paddy placed squat in the middle of this neighborhood. A perfect night in my opinion. Some of my family came and visited me in Osaka and took this photo as we were saying goodbye. Me relaxing on campus. It is so hot here! A small tea ceremony room in the building where I have classes. It even smells nice in here In Shinsaibashi. Super crowded, but worth the train ride A monorail station! I didn’t know Osaka had monorails so this was a nice surprise! Went and saw the new Spider-Man movie here. Apparently, this is the biggest Ferris wheel in Japan right now. Although I heard that they are building another one somewhere else that might take that claim Delicious Taiyaki from the mall *** Cover photo caption: Such a unique experience; walking down this street. Not too crowded and quite clean actually.