Our first stop was at the home where Tamsyn, Diana, and Ashley were staying. They had tried on kimonos (the pics were great, but I didn't get any) before we arrived and were doing origami. The fun part was that they shared their knowledge of "cootie catchers" with their hosts. We had some funky tea while we were there.
|Cootie catchers brought back some memories (I didn't|
know what they were called back in the day)
|Even Japanese dogs know I am a dog person.|
|We got a most moving 3/11 tsunami story by accident. |
Ok, I asked.
|Anyone can wear the mask, but not everyone can make this!|
|So cool. Chickens and goats and more.|
|Josee, Sumeria, Beatrice, Kelsea, Margarita, Bethany, and Talia|
with their host families. They had a very full schedule of
activities and were enjoying them greatly. None of the smiles here
or above were faked--all of these folks were having a blast.
|Ice cream success... sort of.|
|Our guides--Kato, who is with us here in Tome and when we |
are in Sendai, and Yuki, who is with us the whole time.
|Wood stove for keeping warm. Much needed|
|Famous architect designed this next to old samurai hq|