Travel Blogs from Yamanouchi-machi
... and powerful.
Other points that I will have to write in the next blog include:
- all you can drink bar (2 hours) with New Zealand man and some of his friends......lol.......
- sparklers outside with Yuki and Haruto
- hearing the son speak for the first time!!
- testing out more toilet buttons
- my Tea Ceremony is tomorrow.....pretty excited about that
- only 8 days left of my journey! I can not believe it is coming to an end!!!!
... The sheet music the recreated themselves so that it was color coded to the bells so that you knew which bell to play when! I wish all sight reading was that easy.
After bells it was dessert time. We had this cornstarch/water/sugar paste covered in different items like red beans, sesame seeds, and what looked like grounded gramcrackers. It was another chewy texture and semi sweet.
Spent the rest of the ...
... off at the wrong stop. Thankfully, the bus pulled up next to me and signaled me to get back on the bus and 'matte' (wait). When I got off the bus for the second time, I had a better sense of where I was. I walked a few blocks back to my homestay where I met my host mother waving to me in the street in her house pajamas. She was so relieved to see I had made it back.
Welp, I am EXHAUSTED. Happy 4th to all ..be sure to post lots of pictures so I can enjoy the show!!!! XO
... with the Mayor. The house was just blocks from my house. Everyone there was from America or Great Britain! (20 people) It was nice to talk in complete sentences and have a few drinks. ( I tried a pineapple cocktail drink and grape fruit cocktail drink these were equal to having a Sminroff ice type drink back home) We had burgers and snack food. There were also these ...
... 2 pieces of nigiri (Fish on a ball of rice) and none of those fancy rolls like you get in the US. All plates were 108 yen or $1.08 US dollars. Also the fish was 'held in place' by a bit of wasabi. Sometimes the wasabi was too heavy and burned. Mr. Hoya actually had a coughing fit and watery eyes and nose from the intensity of one piece.
Earlier in the day I finally got ...