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... one is chic 5 star and has sublime elegance. It has a shared Onsen in the open air and looks right out to the woods. As you sit in the mineral water naked (compulsory) you have the scent of the trees, and rustle of the leaves soothing you. No city hotel can offer that.
Today we visited the world heritage temple site next door, now head back down to busy Tokyo for three days. At least one more Japan blog to come..
... the process is still very manual, After the tour it was tasting time! I've never been s big fan of sake, but this was clearly higher quality stuff than I have had before. They also broke out yuzu, strawberry, and tomato flavored sake. Loved the yuzu.
The highlight of the remainder of our time in Mashiko was, of course, the concert. About 1000 people piled into city hall which is also a very nice auditorium. The audience was very enthusiastic, ...
I'm falling a little behind with the blog so I'll let the pictures do the talking for this day. If you open up the pictures into a slide show you will find additional commentary for some of the pictures.
In brief, we started the day by visiting Terasawa, a workshop where taiko drums are manufactured.
After lunch we took a pottery ...
... 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.