Chidoriya

Address: 2-2-18 Kawaragocho, Hitachi, Ibaraki, Kanto, 316-0005, Japan | Ryokan
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This ryokan, located on 2-2-18 Kawaragocho, Hitachi, is near Odira Museum.
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Travel Blogs from Hitachi

Mashiko - Day 6 -8

A travel blog entry by kevin_and_jonah on Jun 18, 2015

14 photos

... how they are learning English. The man who owns the kindergarten is also a monk who them took us to a nearby temple where we practiced meditation. That afternoon we all took a pottery class. Each of us were able the create 2 pieces of pottery. I have included a couple pictures of Jonah behind the wheel.

The next day while the kids were practicing taiko a group of chaperones were able to tour a sake brewery. This is a small brewery where ...

Day 5 Mashiko

A travel blog entry by kevin_and_jonah on Jun 18, 2015

2 comments, 12 photos

... karate and archery demonstrations, and six activities to learn about Japanese culture and life, including calligraphy, Japanese candy, toys, and traditional green tea. This was an absolute riot, and both the Japanese children and our kids had a great time interacting with one another. More to come on the kindergarten as we returned the following day.
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Let the drumming begin!

A travel blog entry by kevin_and_jonah on Jun 17, 2015

11 photos

After a few days of site seeing it was time to get down to what has made the entire journey possible... Taiko!

We did make one more stop before City Hall (the site of the workshops and concert).

Mashiko is one of the most prestigious pottery centers in the world, and so we made a trip back to Togei Masse park, where our reception was held, as it is also the ...

Day 4

A travel blog entry by kevin_and_jonah on Jun 17, 2015

1 comment, 1 photo

Today we're going to continue practicing taiko with Eitetsu and his group. Yesterday we met the taiko group from Mashiko and got to play a little with them! They seemed pretty cool but they were younger than I had expected. Most were definitely younger than almost all of us. Anyway, we are going to have a workshop with Eitetsu and hopefully get to play with some of the Mashiko kids. We also plan on doing ...

Day 2 in Mashiko

A travel blog entry by kevin_and_jonah on Jun 15, 2015

2 comments, 17 photos

... was a huge success. Barbecued beef and pork was served with platters of sahimi and salads. It was all fantastic.

Here our taiko students were able to interact with local taiko students with whom they will perform later in the week. It was really a site to behold and a wonderful cultural exchange.

Right now I am on a bus to our day 3 location, Nikko Japan, where we will see local temples, waterfalls and mountains.

--Kevin

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