Travel Blogs from Hitachi
... with sacks of potatoes. We laid them on the ground in a single layer to dry. The bags got flipped over after 5 days or so. After the potatoes began sprouting eyes we dumped the bags into more mini bulk bags so they could be taken to the fields and planted (yes, they plant potatoes in February!). It was a lot of labour and long days.
We spent a couple of fun days planting mushrooms as well which was a neat experience. We drilled holes into huge ...
... fun. And drinking continued until 4:30am when half of us decided to go home. We stayed up chatting until the rest of them got home at 7am and then went to bed until 10am. So Saturday was spent recovering and taking a lovely walk to Omiya Park to see the shrine, the very depressing zoo (I almost cried seeing the lonely hyena in his concrete cage) and then off for soba noodles for dinner. Sunday we went exploring around Omiya station, explored the shops and had lunch at ...
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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