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I (Sharon) had a view of Japanese people as very reserved emotionally to the point that as an American, and especially one who spent nearly a quarter of a century in Latin America, I would consider them cold and unfriendly. Boy, was I wrong!
The Japanese people we have had the opportunity to spend time with have been so friendly, worked very hard to communicate with us in English, no matter how limited their English is--which no matter what ...
... an area we had previously explored. It was initially challenging to find as the store frontage was covered entirely in Japanese but Alistair was able to pick it out. Most of the tables were on slightly elevated on Tatami mats where we were seated on the floor around a low wooden table. After my initial choice of a warm vegetable soba was rejected due to seasonal unavailability, David and I choose warm tsuki soba with egg, depicting ...
Early morning as we want to see the sunrise over the Matsushima bay. The first few minutes were promising but clouds soon made this plan not so nice.
An early bath in the onsen before breakfast compensated for effort. We visit the Zuigan-ji Temple which situated in a nice park. Unfortunately there is some mayor renovation ongoing, so we could only see the parts that ...
... variations there are. These kids made it look like it should be an Olympic sport.
We toured the various clubs and tried some more Kandama, also made origami butterfly.
I learned today that Nagano City has 50 ES, 25 MS, 10 HS, 1 university.
After school I mailed 3 postcards (it cost $2.10 US to mail all 3) and I was gifted 2 tubes of this awesome anti-bug itch cream. Its like a miracle cream.
... the Japanese characters. ( I need to ask again the proper name of this). There were two students (brothers) at the school today that are from America. They come to Japan every summer for a month and they come to school and learn because there is nothing else to do. Its optional for them.
We then presented to another class. This teacher had been to Clearwater and met our mayor. He also had a countryside high school shirt on (my MS ...