Hotel Wely Sumiyoshi
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... was to go straight from the Airport up to the mountains however they needed to go via Asakusa station in the suburbs of Tokyo to connect. We worked around them by staying one night in Asakusa to meet them at the station.
The fun part was working out what time they would make it to us but thanks to the wonders of modern wifi and worldwide communication, Alex got off the plane and let using know they would arrive at our station at ...
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.
... the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take pictures inside the museum. but we were able to take a group photo in front of a giant ceramic taiko drum that was on display. After the museum, we spent some time shopping at the pottery shops along the road near the museum. I just MIGHT have found something there for Sarah and Norah.
... 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.
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