Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

Our initial plan was to go to the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art to see the exhibit of The world of Yoshiyuki Tomino. Unfortunately, typhoon Hagibis was approaching Japan and it was generally not safe to go outside, especially for coastal area. So we stayed at home instead.

Typhoon Hagibis

Typhoon Hagibis was one of the strongest typhoons to have hit Japan ever in history. Luckily, Osaka was not affected much by the typhoon but the same couldn't be said for the rest of Japan. All over the TV, there were news reports of flooding and people losing their homes, and sometimes, their lives.

On a TV news report, we saw a reporter asking some foreigners why they were out when the typhoon was hitting Japan. Their responses were to experience the typhoon. For me, it was inconsiderate to go out at this time because if anything happened, it put their lives and the rescuers' lives in unnecessary danger.

In any case, we bought enough food the day before and stayed at home. The kids enjoyed a much needed break from our busy schedule.

Tomorrow, we were going to Tokyo and we prayed that our trip would not be affected by train cancellation.