Hotel Crown Hills Katsuta
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... rest of the boar was later smoked and put into a cardboard box along with the other smoked things (whole fishes and squids).
We lived at the barn which included a wood stove for heat (not for the second story bedrooms though), a lot of raw meat laying around, a french guy, and one 20kg bag of rice that fed some of us three meals a day.
We met Hiroshi, Toshika's husband, one of the daughters, and the barn cat. Toshika explained that ...
... the sea and hitting Hokkaido - it was such a contrast to Omiya, everything was white. Landing in New Chitose airport was cool, there was a snowstorm heading towards the airport as we landed but luckily we missed it.
So there you go, a brief overview of my training weeks, 11th - 24th January! I will hopefully update a proper detailed post about the last 4 days of experiences in SNOWY Sapporo. I'll make this more detailed soon - at least I posted something, right??
Short entry today again.
Went to meet my host mothers sister for lunch at a restaurant in Mito today where they do sumo-style food. So big massive pot filled with everything. Apparently they have one to themselves and then go to sleep afterwards and thats how they get tank mode. It was goooood, also tried a 0% alcohol beer which was actually pretty good. After that we went to a wind ...
... temples, shrines, parks, community centers, etc., so figured we’d go explore some of their "12 Scenes in Tokai" and other historical sites.
We rode our bikes several kilometers up to the NW part of town (we’re staying in the SE). It’s always pretty nice riding bikes around here, as there is plenty of farmland, gardens, and traditional houses with ...
... of elaborate wire-mold displays, most of the flowers were not yet blooming! I guess timing is everything, and since the festival runs for about a month, apparently the best time to go is towards the end.
They're also known for "Kiku-ningyo," mannequins dressed in costumes made of chrysanthemums. We got to see those this time, and they're quite elaborate. Some of the flowers were already wilting a bit; they must have to ...
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