The countdown is almost over, and I am brim full of excitement and anticipation.

The bags are packed and bang on their available weight allowance (i hope the scales are right).

Packed bags

Packed bags

This time tomorrow, assuming all going to schedule the plane should be somewhere over eastern Europe with many more miles and hours to go.

Flight position as at 3pm BST

Flight position as at 3pm BST

I last left Japan on 30th April, almost exactly 5 months ago, making it the longest period I have been out of Japan since 2007.

So much exciting stuff planned for the 38 day trip, starting of course with the 10th Dainichi Auction which will take place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October.

Harvests proper probably won’t start until 9th or 10th October, that doesn’t mean a week of sitting around, a huge amount of preparation work is necessary for one of the DVD projects planned, and the Breeders section of the the directory – http://nishikigoi.life/directory/categories/japan-breeders/ – will be hugely updated with images and details of breeders current production.


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There will be at least daily updates here on wordpress.niigata-nishikigoi.com throughout the trip, many pictures, videos and information.

Don’t forget to also follow the blogs of our advertisers who will be in Japan – http://nishikigoi.life/2015/09/11/advertisers-in-japan/

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