After living for six months in Japan, here I am back in my good old France. When I think about it, this six-months stay there seemed so long and yet so short. If I went to Kyoto, it was to look for research material that could prove useful for my master’s thesis about Japanese railways. An interest that made my friends call me a « densha otaku ». But in the end, what I bring back from this semester is not a shit-ton of papers that I need to translate (although it’s also the case), but mostly ties that I made with people from everywhere and every country. People with whom I spent a lot of time and had a lot of fun as well. So, to close this Japanese chapter, I wanted to think back about our life together and all these times we laughed so much.