So Chach and the gang left yesterday at about 6:30 for Kyoto. It was a little bitter sweet. We had a great time while they were here. It was crowded and noisy and busy. But it was great. So nice to have my relatives hanging out together. There were two or three nights where we sat around after dinner chatting. With Sachon and I translating there was some interesting conversation and some good laughs. The pictures are all from the week that was.
nagashi somen. Ours swirled around in a whirpool in the center of the table but it was still fun. We even got all cultural and made a stop at a shrine. This of course will pale in comparison to their next stop in Kyoto but it was a little taste of the Kagoshima style. There was a lot of beer consumed during their seven day stay and I definitely need to get my mojo back as far as eating properly and running are concerned.
As for the kids Kiyomi enjoyed her sports day and has a field trip coming up this week. She is still a little anxious about school but for the most part is getting braver everyday. Kohei continues to love going to school. He had a practice session today for the Ijuin Town Sports day coming up this weekend. All the kindergartners in the area take part in a giant dance in the middle of the track and field stadium infield. Definitely some video will be taken that day. It turns out I am also anchoring the four by 100 team of the 1st neighbourhood softball team on that day. (there are 9 neighbourhoods in Myouenji where we live and we live in the first neighbourhood, in Japanese it is called Ikku (first is ichi, neighbourhood is Kuu, together ikku). Hopefully I don't pull a hamstring or tear an achilles.