Wednesday, March 08, 2006

みんなのママ

みんなのママ means "everyone's mama". It's the funniest thing whenever my mom comes to Japan, everyone she meets whether 70 or 21, calls her mama. I think Therese is a little hard to pronounce...

My sister Eiko and I at Endoshima. This is a beautiful island about 1 hour from Tokyo. Its in a cute beach town called Fujisawa which has the feeling of a beach town in California.
We rode the world's largest ferris wheel! It's in Yokohama and taller than most of the skyscraper hotels surrounding it. From the top, even through the smog, you can see the way to Tokyo tower.

On our overnight trip to Nikko. This is after we relaxed in the onsen and had a delicious 14 course dinner including (but not limited to) raw fish, egg custard, pork miso soup, baked fish, rice, duck soup, boiled fish, tofu rolls...


At the Plum Festival...We watched a traditional dance which involved 2 guys with weird masks and a dancing dragon. After the show, all the little kids come forward for the dragon to bite their head or hand for good luck. Mom decided she needed some too.


I want to finish posting about me and mom's trip because tomorrow I am rounding out the rest of my spring vacation with a 2 week trip to Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Tokyo and Hakodate. I am going on the train by myself from here to Kyoto tomorrow and meeting up with 6 of my good international friends from Hokkaido. More about that as it comes...

1 comment:

Nicholas S. Miller said...

Is this pink flower supposed to be part of the lotus family. Seems like you are really getting around over there.

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