Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sake! Oh, and Japan Research

I spent much of the day at a Japan Foundation Fellows Conference.  I am hazy about the partnership between SSRC and the Japan Foundation, but my Abe Fellowship, which is funding my time here in Tokyo, is a product of their teamwork.  So, I spent the day listening to presentations by folks who are far sharper about Japan--mostly much younger folks from all over the world.  The Japan Foundation is most generous to fund so many fellows each year.

The best part?  Learning some sake tradition:
video

 Did you know that sake can be drunk from a square wooden cup? I didn't, but know I do. 
Yes, I got caught absconding with a cube (they gave them
away, which also happens at weddings and such)

Gate

Shrine at night

Shinjuku

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