The latest find that made us shake our heads and say “uhhhh…why?”
Looks like fingerless gloves, but they’re also toeless…socks? But wait…those aren’t full socks. I’m confused.
It’s always nice to see the rice fields planted and sprouting green. Even though the beginning of the flooding means more mukade, after those settle down and the plants are starting to grow thicker, the frogs come sing me to sleep and fill the fields with tadpoles.
We took Richard and Melissa up to Shosanji today and I took lots of pictures. Most of them you’ll have to wait to see until I post the Temple 12 pictures, but this is the best picture I took today.
And bonus, here’s Brandon and Richard.
I actually take a lot of pictures of flowers. A lot. I don’t post a lot of pictures of flowers, but I take them. To make up for the lack of pretty flower posts (except for the obnoxious amount of sakura posts during sakura season) here are a few flower pictures I’ve taken in the last couple of days.
Our friends Richard and Melissa are visiting and I finally got to show off some of Kamiyama’s amazing beauty in person. I took them driving on some of the back roads with some amazing scenery. This is one of my favorite spots.
Is there anything cuter than a baby monkey? I seriously doubt it.
Today was my last day at work, so of course I had to squeeze in one more craft. This time, they made trophies for their dads for father’s day.
Ume (plum) hooch is quite popular here. People make their own at home or you can buy it bottles at the store. Not to be left out, the kiddos get to make ume juice. The process is the same except you don’t add alcohol and you don’t have to wait a year to drink it.
The teachers poked holes in the plums and then layered then with sugar. Now they’ll sit and become sweet juice.
…for your drink bottle. That’s right. Underwear for your drink bottle. Don’t you hate when your drink bottle sweats and gets water everywhere? Well, now you can put underwear on it to soak up the water.
Located in Awa, Horinji is also called the Dharma Wheel Temple and has the only surviving example of a reclining Buddha on the pilgrimage. It is popular for healing illnesses of the feet and waist.