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... for me which I haven't had since a child! They have some odd switches and dials near the bed which I'm sure stopped working before Led Zeppelin. Anyway the leisure wear they give you to wear around the resort grounds was fun, and the onsen (natural hot spring) was very relaxing.
Nikko town is more up to date and we stayed in a traditional Ryokan again for a night before we headed back down to crazy Tokyo again. The only difference ...
I've had a lot of wifi/technology/camera issues which have made the blog difficult to continue to update. We are on our second day in Tokyo now but I wanted to try and catch up a bit on our last few days in Mashiko.
Our final few days were primarily about taiko workshops and preparation for the big concert. We were Able to take a few side trips. We returned to the kindergarten where had so much fun the day before and the kids sang ...
... karate and archery demonstrations, and six activities to learn about Japanese culture and life, including calligraphy, Japanese candy, toys, and traditional green tea. This was an absolute riot, and both the Japanese children and our kids had a great time interacting with one another. More to come on the kindergarten as we returned the following day.
... will perform on the 20th. After Tenjin no Kai rehearsed their pieces, the two groups joined each other on stage to rehearse their joint piece. Check out the video below!
To be able to witness the cultural exchange among the students has truly been an honor and a privilege. Jonah and I are so fortunate to have this opportunity.
... today which should be fun! The meals we have gotten so far have been terrific and chopsticks have gotten a little easier with practice. On Sunday we got to see one of the coolest things ever: Asimo. Asimo is a robot that was designed by Honda and we got to see him in action in a Honda museum! It's an eight minute clip and the Wi-Fi in our hotel sucks so it might not get up here but I'll try.