Last day of 運動会 (Sports Festival) practice!
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I’ve noticed recently that my fear of flying insects has significantly diminished. There are quite a lot of them here in southern Japan in the summer. They’re everywhere. Wasps, dragonflies, cicadas, and more, and they are much larger than I’m used to.
I never thought I’d say this, but I’m getting used to it. I’m sure spending 5 days in a forested area for our English Summer Camp helped with that, too. I’ve gotten to the point where, as long as they don’t buzz in my ear, I’m all good.
Just me and a new friend.
I just got back from my first Koto lesson. If you’re not familiar, it’s a Japanese instrument resembling a harp that is played flat on the floor.
We spoke English the entire time, but this was the first time I’ve visited a stranger’s house by myself since arriving in Japan 9 months ago.
It was not only a really great lesson in how to play the instrument, but also in how to behave as a guest in someone else’s home.
The rice they planted last month is growing fast!
Yoda Cheese Snacks
Gion Festival: Day 3
Gion Festival: Day 2
Gion Festival: Day 1
Ready for Gion!
Ready for Summer Camp!
On second thought, I think I’ll wait until later to use the bathroom.
I think my Japanese is definitely improving. A 1st grader poked me in the butt in the hallway, so I said to him, in Japanese:
“Be careful! I’m a big scary foreigner and I will eat you! Om nom nom!”
He thought it was hilarious.
Saw this at Lawson today.