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... than our Japanese!--and have expressed deep emotions. We have seen people cry when they pray, men unable to go on for several minutes as they consider what God has done for them. They have sung songs of welcome and good-bye to us. They have clapped when we arrive and waved with both hands as we leave. They have taken whole weekends to be with us in many meetings, meals, and then time off work to take us sightseeing. Women whose names I never knew ...
... while everyone insist that someone else should go first, the manners are engraved in us. But I think the Japanese have one upped us on this one. I keep getting into bowing wars insisting that the old lady should go first. But that lady won't give up with out a fight and ultimately wins by getting me to go through the door way before her with her sincere smile. Those sneaky ladies are just too polite.
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Transit day from Matsumoto to Nagano.
Alistair: House mate, friend and Anime enthusiast, with three prior visits to Japan under his belt, his sound understanding of Nihongo (Japanese Language) made him the Japanese Master.
David: My other friend and house mate who was far too tall for Japan, David was destined to hit his head on every low doorway. Dave's love of Shinkansen ...
... br> 3rd juggling
4th Origami folding of warrior hat
5th demonstration of Kendell (judo Kendell/stick fighting like fencing) We were allowed to hit a child on the head with the stick. He had a hamlet on. I swear. I felt guilty. (when I get home to the states I will post pictures).
Then back to school for a little break. we then presented to a small class and then they showed us jump rope. I did not realize ...
... in the game if as a defender you get someone else out.
After PE we went to calligraphy class hosted by the PE teacher (he wants to come to Clearwater in January, he has been to the US many times) He gave us an option of words to try. We both picked dream. It was a *******e to do. I'm still working on the right way to hold the brush. He let us keep the examples of the different characters he drew for us. We also got a present of our ...