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... rooms, they didn't just change the sheets.
They straightened our things, and even took loose change and arranged it by
The sense of space and arrangement is very prominat here. I was speaking to
one of the translators and he told me about how everyone had their own
potted plants or small garden because how cramped the city is, and how that
is how they keep a sense of nature.
Today we will be doing a washi workshop and the sumi ...
I did not get to make an entry yesterday because I was out seeing the sights. I ended up waking up around 5 in the morning the other day, and so I went outside to see the city. All the people were very friendly. We even saw a class of children along the street doing perspective drawings on boards. They were very excited to see Americans and loved Cole's beard. Everything in the city is laid out and presented in a nice way. Some of the ...
... to ask the friendly lady when the first bus to Numata would come. She also didn't speak a word english but from her gestures i understood that the bus i just stepped out of was the one going to Numata. :-P So i had to wait for 40 minutes to catch the next one.
I took of my shoes and socks to let them dry a bit, because they were soaked because of all the snow and mud. Not to mention that they smelled bad. Really bad. After a while a group of older japanese ...
... if he could join me. I said of course and so we got into the park together. I didn't expect there to be snow in the park anymore but he told me it was quite normal and that it taks till summer for the snow to totally disappear. He also told me some nice interesting things about the park and it's surroundings, but also about the plants and creatures in it. He had some trouble with some english words so i gave him my Lonely Planet Phrase book ...
... of rice grown: rice for cooking called japonica; sticky rice that is used for making sweets like mochi; and brewing rice used for making sake. We then visited his home which was very nice. The Japanese try to used everything and not waste anything. The stalks from the rice they use to make sandals and the husks to make pillow stuffing. They also use old kimonos to make zoris and aprons. So they are really into ...