Onjuku Umino Hotel
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... have a lengthy enough history to do festivals the way they are done here, I am lucky enough to have had several hands on experiences with the excitement that is a Japanese local festival.
I arrive back at home in Anegasaki Chiba early on Saturday morning (ie. the annual town festival day). My host dad had vaguely mentioned to me months ago that I'd be more than welcome to participate like I had during my high school exchange (7 years ago...?!), and ...
Nothing says summer like a day at the beach, right? Ironically, the day we chose to go was one of the coolest ones so far this summer. Though we were glad for the heavily overcast sky, as it shielded us from the punishing sun, a few degrees warmer would have been ideal.
Getting to Shirasato Beach was an adventure in and of itself. From Kichijouji we took the Chuo line, switched to the Sobu at Ochanomizu, changed to the Sotobo Line at ...
... which eliminated any possibility of maintaining a sense of balance. Everything in sight was violently shaking. The windows and doors in the school, regardless if they were locked or not, were slamming open and shut. The flag poles and light posts seemed to sway 7-8 feet in either direction. Crevices, cracks and ruptures began to appear in the packed dirt ground, and brick pavement nearby. Hairline fractures in many of the concrete support beams ...
... happen quite frequently, but I usually can’t understand what the kids are saying so I just act confused and the students carry on.
On a more serious note educationally, when I am required to teach the other grades (4-6) a specified curriculum (which is never explained to me in English ahead of time), you can imagine the challenges that arise. At that age, although the students have had English lessons for a few years, they ...
... my kite surfing gear. Now, in doing so, I was sacrificing not only valuable space, but also weight in my luggage. Fortunately it turned out to be a beneficial decision.
With extremely limited internet access when I first arrived, I charted out a route via Google Earth in order to find this shop. Then I set out on my Mama Chari (literal translation: Mother’s Bicycle). Finally after about 5 miles I hit ...