It was a day for me to get on a local train.
I had to go to four city halls to collect documents of family record for a person who passed away recently. It is the time that anything can be done online, but many systems in Japan are such out of date that require people wasting much time.
The top of Mountain Suganadake is hidden by the dark cloud.
The train went east toward Fukushima along Agano River.
I got of the train. Fukushima was still very much far. There were a few passengers getting of the train with me.
The office was at 10 minutes walk distance from railway station.
Just after 1 p.m. I went back the station. There were not many things even in front of the railway station because this was a rural area.
Actually I had to wait in the station for two hours. No one was there.
View from the train window. A highway running along Agano River was protected by concrete roof.
It was dark but not in the night. The train was running through a tunnel.
I had to still visit one more city hall at the time when I took this photo. This train trip was not an excursion for leisure. I was just moving under the dark winter sky in Niigata, JAPAN.