How warmly we have been welcomed into this beautiful part of Japan on Hokkaido Island! We are so thankful to Mr. Nakamaru for setting up our exceptional homestays with the Chiba and Takahashi families and our wonderful conversations with Mr. Kimura and Mrs. Sakai and her daughter, Manna. We had a great day hiking with Mr. Nakamaru today.
And Ben and I are loving the Japanese cuisine!
We leave on Friday for San Francisco to see Amy, Ben’s sister, and some friends in the area and back to Boston on the red eye on Sunday night.
Here are a few recent images:
Our new friends, Mrs. Sakai and her daughter, Manna, who attends Hokkaido University::
The Takahashi family:
Our day of fly fishing, hot springs, and delicious food:
Spending time at S.I.T., our partner school in Sapporo:
faculty office area –
In front of their Nobles bulletin board –
In and around Sapporo today:
Lush greenness everywhere:
Stumbling upon a Shinto blessing preparation:
Tomorrow we look forward to a brass band performance and tea ceremony before we leave this special place.
Nearly homeward bound…