Archive for July 3rd, 2009

Day 11

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Today was another do-nothing day.

In the morning, I finished setting up the wireless access point.  This device also works as a file server, using external USB harddrive that we can attach—which is the part I worked on.  Now I can start dumping all the photos I’m taking on this network drive, leaving them for my family to enjoy later.

Right after lunch, we went to the hardware store again to buy some of the stuff we missed last week.  There, we ran into my uncle Shinsaku.  From that point, we went to his house for a while, killed some time…

Then we came home, I finished setting up the out door curtain (pictures coming later), ate dinner (yummy again), and reserved hotels for next week’s trips.

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Day 10 – Tea Ceremony

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

This was a unique day.

My aunt Noriko is taking Japanese traditional tea ceremony (sado) lessons.  We were invited to attend a part of the lesson.  I think it was quite an experience for Evan.

The experience started with wearing of Yukata, a casual version of Kimono.  We did wear yukata at the hotel the other day, but this version was more formal than that.

Then we attended the tea ceremony lesson held at a city-owned facility with nice big Japanese style room.  My apologies—I didn’t take the pictures or movies of the ceremony itself.

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