View from first class... :D
Fumi's mom wearing the apron my mom made for her. She is seriously the cutest thing.
Fumi's mom made this for us the night that we arrived. Raw Bonito fish and pan-fried tofu.
At a beautiful Red Maple shrine right up the street from Fumi's parents house. Ya I don't know what a Red Maple shrine is but we washed our hands in a fountain and said a little prayer, bowed, and then listened to a priest chant. It was magical :)
Fumi and his mom, Toshiko, with their umbrellas. We experienced a monsoon while we were here. It rained all day for two days straight.
A local flower shop.
The best eel in Japan.
Riding the river. The man who drove our boat has been doing that same job for over thirty years. He said that he knows exactly where his stick hits in the bottom of the river every time he pushes the boat along.
Fumi's mom is an amazing cook, I'm trying to learn her ways while I'm here.
This is us at the squid restaurant. I'll post a video later of me eating the squid that was still moving while it was in my chopstick. Ya I'm brave. They actually catch the squid in that pier right behind us.
A Japanese delicacy, kind of like an oyster. In Tokyo these are $7 a piece, but we got four for a dollar :)
Another beautiful dinner made by Toshiko.
Just a little bit of what we have been up too.