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... All sorts of dignitaries and reporters were on hand for the unveiling.
There were all sorts of artefacts and curios from the past 160 years, including the helmet shaped decorations that used to adorn the opening of a tunnel.
We had 3 hours at the museum, 2 of which was to look around and another hour for lunch. That was probably more than enough time for me.
We retraced our steps back to Tokyo Station. ...
... a special mushroom planting drill bit. The mushroom spores are on wooden plugs, which we hammered into the holes. We watched our host go on a rampage with his backhoe to find trees for us to inoculate, knocking down what would amount to a small forest. The 1500 mushroom plugs we planted will be available to eat in two years!
We also did some other stuff like package dried sweet potatoes (they taste kind of like dates and are very good). We ...
... have now discovered exactly what I paid for that call and let me say you should never ever under any circumstances call anyone from the airport... I won't admit exactly what it cost because I still can't believe it myself.
The meeting spot in the airport was luckily right next to the internet cafe so I amused myself on there while waiting for my fellow trainees to arrive. I met Emma first from NZ - who became my awesome roommate. She loves the same British comedy ...
Short entry today again.
Went to meet my host mothers sister for lunch at a restaurant in Mito today where they do sumo-style food. So big massive pot filled with everything. Apparently they have one to themselves and then go to sleep afterwards and thats how they get tank mode. It was goooood, also tried a 0% alcohol beer which was actually pretty good. After that we went to a wind ...
... temples, shrines, parks, community centers, etc., so figured we’d go explore some of their "12 Scenes in Tokai" and other historical sites.
We rode our bikes several kilometers up to the NW part of town (we’re staying in the SE). It’s always pretty nice riding bikes around here, as there is plenty of farmland, gardens, and traditional houses with ...