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... in front of the students, which was intimidating with no sleep. The event was mainly games for the students to get to know each other, and they were all so happy and lovely to all of us, which was great. After the event finished, me and Chloe were shown to the Winchester room, which is a room in the uni for the Winchester students full of "all things British", aka a giant poster of the queen and lots of Union Jacks everywhere. After ...
... to it all. Quite reminiscent of Shanghai in the 1930's.
There was also an interesting exhibit about the Hakata Gion Yamakasa, which is a local festival in this area. It's origins are based on festivals that used to occur in earlier days to pray against diseases, especially in the face of the hot, steamy summers. The Yamakasa (float) used to be part of a quiet festival with the huge structures paraded through the various districts, but sometime in ...
... opening outwards to save on space. We have found this in hotels too.
We decided we would go to Dazaifu, which meant a transfer at one of the subway stations onto another line. We were very lucky to be approached by a woman who told us she was heading in the same direction for the transfer and she escorted us to the new line, which was quite a distance from the subway, and she pointed us to the right platform. We were a ...
... else to fix it. They are there for the 30 seconds of self satisfaction that they get somehow by bringing down someone else's day.
As luck would have it, no one in the onsen that night felt like they needed any self satisfaction.
So I was able to lay back, look up at the bright white stars and silhouette of the mountain, breath in steam, laugh with a friend, and have my face flush more red than a cherry, and truly relax.
I can't wait for the next onsen I slip into ...
Today I have something called Daikyu... it means "substitute day off", since I will be working this weekend. So on this Friday morning with the biggest cup of coffee I over-brewed and all the windows open for some clean air, I've realized I've been in Japan for two months. Two months.... the longest I've been away from home for anything. Even in college I would come home on weekends. Two months since I've seen faces of those I love, two months since I've slept in ...