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March, 2008

Hello, friends.
Our son Masayasu had a vacation and he went to the West Coast of the USA last month.
We sent him there by himself, because we wanted him to see the world, to study English, and most of all, we wanted him to become able to make plans by himself, do things by himself, and to learn how to make friends with foreign people.
Please see his photo journal.

January 20, 2008
Las Vegas
Fremont Street Experience
X Scream
January 21, 2008
Fashion Show
Hotel Circus Circus Casino
January 22, 2008
To Grand Canyon
Hoover Dam
Grand Canyon seen from Mather Point
January 23, 2008
Sunrise seen from Mather Point
Las Vegas
Hotel TI Treasure Island show
Two-storied bus Deuce
Mirage Volcano, Hotel Mirage
Fountains of Bellagio
January 24, 2008
Grey Hound bus
January 25, 2008
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
January 26, 2008
San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum
Petco Park
Meeting an old friend
My sister Shigeko joined me for some days.
January 27, 2008
San Diego Zoo
A Japanese restaurant in San Diego
January 28, 2008
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
January 30, 2008
Universal Studios Hollywood
My Friend Horie, Shrek and me.
Hollywood Sign
Mr. and Mrs. Horie living in Los Angeles
Dodger Stadium
January 31, 2008
Los Angeles County Museum of Art.(LACMA)
Mr. Robert Singer, an old friend of my father, is the head of the division of Japanese art of LACMA
February 1, 2008
Norton Simon Museum
Invited to a party at Mr. and Mrs. Goode Katayama's house, who have stayed at Yoyokaku some time ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Singer, Mr. and Mrs Katayama
February 2, 2008
Rodeo Drive
Griffith Observatory
February 4, 2008
Golden Gate Bridge
Wine County
Napa Valley, Robert Mondavi and Beaulien Vineyard
February 5, 2008
Monterey Fisherman's Wharf
February 6, 2008
Dragon's Gate
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Pier 39
February 7, 2008
Legion of Honor Museum
De Young Museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
February 8, 2008
Alcatraz Island
Cable car in San Francico
Mr. and Mrs Steve Devine hosted me in San Francisco.They are old friends on my father's.
Steve, Mako in front, Virginia and Will in the back.
Their pet Coco is in Mako's arms.
February 10, 2008
Portland Classical Chinese Garden( Lan Su Yuan)
Portland Art Museum
February 11, 2008
Japanese Garden in Washington Park
February 13, 2008
Vashon Island
Father's friend Steve lives here.
Father's friend Terry Welch, Steve and Steve's friends.
Terry Welch Sanctuary in Woodinville, near Seattle.
February 14, 2008
Terry's Japanese garden.
Terry Welch is a famous Japanese garden architect.
Seattle Museum
February 15, 2008
Snoqualmie Falls Park
Seattle Asian Art Museum
February 17, 2008
Seoul, Korea
Seeing Mr. Suematsu, a former colleague of mine before I changed planes to home.

Thank you for joining Masayasu on his trip. We hope you enjoyed.
See you next month again.

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Yours, Harumi Okochi

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