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... a special mushroom planting drill bit. The mushroom spores are on wooden plugs, which we hammered into the holes. We watched our host go on a rampage with his backhoe to find trees for us to inoculate, knocking down what would amount to a small forest. The 1500 mushroom plugs we planted will be available to eat in two years!
We also did some other stuff like package dried sweet potatoes (they taste kind of like dates and are very good). We ...
... have now discovered exactly what I paid for that call and let me say you should never ever under any circumstances call anyone from the airport... I won't admit exactly what it cost because I still can't believe it myself.
The meeting spot in the airport was luckily right next to the internet cafe so I amused myself on there while waiting for my fellow trainees to arrive. I met Emma first from NZ - who became my awesome roommate. She loves the same British comedy ...
... which was cool. Not quite Chiaki, but one of the conductors was 17 which is still amazing. Did I mention that there was a kotatsu at my host mothers sisters house ;D. (Jelly?)
The town that this was in was only about 60km away or something but its all through populated areas so it took aaages. The road there had one touge like section but there was traffic...
Dinner was soba and then ...
... roads and pathways winding between them. We didn’t see anything earth-shattering, but some really pretty parks, big beautiful trees and bamboo, and nice quiet temples and shrines. We also rode by an elementary school as it was letting out for the day. It’s always fun to see the kids, be stared at, and have them shout “hello!” practicing their English ...
... 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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