Another beautiful day in Japan. As it being my last full day in Nagoya I decided to discover what Nagoya had to offer in the art scene. After walking 50 minutes to the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Art, I discovered..... it was closed. Woomp Woomp. But, along the way I got to see some wonderful attractions and parts of Nagoya that I wouldn't have other wise. It is amazing what you notice when there is a language barrier. You don't get caught up in what conversations are happening around you, language fades to the background and things that you wouldn't notice at first start to surface. Such as the smell of a Japanese lumber yard. I wanted to stand there and soak it in, but I thought it might be slightly creepy to have this random person standing next to your business sniffing the air. It was amazing though, to see the rough natural wood and the different stages this business took it through.
I came across a Japanese Catholic church, a bridge that had historical content, though I couldn't read the information. There were little foot tiles that led to this bridge and originally I thought they were just another way to decorate the sidewalk, but it was so awesome to see the pride that Nagoya takes in it's history and architecture.
Since the Nagoya/Boston Museum of fine art was closed it left the problem of what do I do now. I didn't want to stay cooped up in my hotel room and miss experiencing this part of Japan, with a little research I visited the Nagoya City Art Museum. Their collection wasn't the largest and I found it quite interesting that one of their biggest sections was dedicated to Mexican artists, specifically Diego Rivera. But! I did get to sneak a photo of a Frida Kahlo before I was told there were no photographs allowed and I got to see some Jun Kaneko pieces which is always exciting for me! There were a few other artists I recognized and a lot I didn't but it was still great to see a variety of art offered to those in Nagoya.