Mandarin Hotel Yokohama
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... Japan knows how to combine my favourite things. An interesting thing we've noticed is that the doors of stores will be unlocked and even open, but people know not to go in... we were at a department store and at 9:58 the staff unlocked and opened the doors, but everyone waiting outside to go in waited the extra 2 minutes until the store was officially open. Everything here is so on ...
It's so hard to sum up all that we learned today. We visited Azamino Daiichi Elementary and Azamino Junior High and spent the day learning about the education system and the children/families of Yokohama. Unlike the US, the principals hold great responsibility of the students inside and out of the school environment. A principal in Yokohama will remain in the school until all students are safe after a community event or during a typhoon. In fact, during a typhoon, the ...
... wore Kimonos. Exactly what I think of when I think "Traditional Japanese Restaurant". Thankfully he took care of ordering, as there wasn't a word of English on the menu. We then spent some time walking around the city, stopping at a WW2 memorial. Hiro explained that while US/Japan relations are good, there are still lingering issues with Japanese/Chinese relations. We also stopped by a government building with a viewpoint. It turns out visiting viewpoints ...
... had seats with a wall behind us which was awesome! No one could knee me in the back or grab my hair when they stood up. Also, I had a window seat. The flight left five minutes early which was cool. Although we did not get any food or drinks on the six hour flight it was still a bargain. Right before we landed, they announced that a passenger had a birthday and played a birthday song for him. At the end everyone clapped. It was a nice thing for the airline to do. Probably ...
... being shown to our seats. (even
given a bowl with a sweet on. At first I thought I was in a place full of
thieves until someone gestured what to do. bx ) Witnessed a traditional
Japanese play. Full bright costumes and a plot that could be followed thanks to
an explanation in the programme.(I recognise the girl from the tea ceremony bx
she told us she started training at six years old and as so many of the youth
don’t want to keep the traditions ...