I see. Couldn't see any other reason as to why you'd go to Okayama (AEON*Amity's headquarters are there). I just left Japan last week after a year stint working for Amity. I was living in Kusatsu, 20 mins east of Kyoto. Gotcha. I have been around Shiga a bit. I certainly hope you went home to pursue a career as a photographer. Your work is truly excellent. Great eye for composition.