Tourist Hotel Hitachi
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... rest of the boar was later smoked and put into a cardboard box along with the other smoked things (whole fishes and squids).
We lived at the barn which included a wood stove for heat (not for the second story bedrooms though), a lot of raw meat laying around, a french guy, and one 20kg bag of rice that fed some of us three meals a day.
We met Hiroshi, Toshika's husband, one of the daughters, and the barn cat. Toshika explained that ...
... with our lovely 1 hr time difference). I still can't believe how well we all get along. They feel like family now.
Training was intense/ boring/ interesting/ looooong but we got through it. The first weekend we had the sunday to explore so Steve, Geoff and I went to Shinjuku to look around. It's such a cool city, there was this bamboo filled alleyway with trees and greenery just a street away from the main street. The trees blocked out the city noise so it ...
... which was cool. Not quite Chiaki, but one of the conductors was 17 which is still amazing. Did I mention that there was a kotatsu at my host mothers sisters house ;D. (Jelly?)
The town that this was in was only about 60km away or something but its all through populated areas so it took aaages. The road there had one touge like section but there was traffic...
Dinner was soba and then ...
... roads and pathways winding between them. We didn’t see anything earth-shattering, but some really pretty parks, big beautiful trees and bamboo, and nice quiet temples and shrines. We also rode by an elementary school as it was letting out for the day. It’s always fun to see the kids, be stared at, and have them shout “hello!” practicing their English ...
Kasama is a town about an hour inland from here. It is known for its pottery and its important Inari Shrine. Inari is the spirit of grains, productivity, and good business. The fox is considered the messenger of Inari, and so there are many stone foxes. Chrysanthemums are a big deal this time of year here in Japan, and many places have chrysanthemum festivals. Kasama held the very first chrysanthemum festival 103 years ago and has been ...
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