My Best of Daisen

Hello, nice to meet you. My name is Richard Derksen and I am from Vancouver, Canada. I have lived in Daisen for about a year and a half. I have loved my life in Japan and I am very happy to be living in Omagari. My favourite place in Daisen is Ikeda Family Garden. I have been there a few times with my friends and my parents. I was lucky enough to have an English tour every time I went to the garden. It has a very peaceful atmosphere and the history about the garden is very impressive. I especially like the 3-legged stone lantern. I would love to go again!

There is a lot of character and a strong sense of community in Daisen. Everyone I have met has been very friendly to me and it has made living in Japan very easy. The fireworks festival in summer and the festivals in winter like the tug-of-war in Kariwano and Bonden on the Omonogawa River bring the town the life. I really value my time here in Daisen and I am always happy to meet new people!

Thank you!

 Richard Derksen