Tourist Hotel Hitachi
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... upstairs had not been touched since the earthquake (almost a year ago), so we would stay at their house for the night and clean up the next day.
We did experience our first earthquakes in Japan. During the three weeks we were at the farm we experienced a dozen small earthquakes and tremors. Many of them were small, but a couple woke us up to the house shaking violently. We were able to capture the end of a small one on video which you can ...
... you were in another world. That was one of the things we loved was the random alleyways with bars and cool little shops all over the place. So training went on again for another week until Friday we had a mini-graduation ceremony and got our official pins/ name badges.
And then we went to karaoke.....
Which is why I'm so sick now. We went to an izakaya first (like tapas) and ate and drank a LOT. Then after much debate all went to karaoke which turned out to ...
... 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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