Hello all! At the end of February, I visited Kyoto and Iga with my friend Megan, who was visiting from New York! :) I've known Megan for a long time, and was excited to hear that she was in Japan looking for some jobs and sightseeing! I was EVEN MORE excited to hear that she … Continue reading Kyoto’s Plum Blossoms and Iga’s Ninjas
So, it's been a while and I have yet to catch up on 2015 ahhhh! Quick overview of October! The first few days of October were my school's culture festival, Mt. Gozaisho again, and Souhei Matsuri, which I talked about in my Kimonos, (more) Mountains, and Fire Festivals post. On Saturday the 10th, we went down to … Continue reading Overview: October (Tsu Matsuri)
October started off with a bang, as my school had it's culture festival... And guess what! I was asked to participate in the kimono club's stage performance! First of all, the idea of school cultural festivals is super cool. In Japanese, it's called a bunkasai (ぶんかさい or 文化祭), and it is a celebration of the … Continue reading Kimonos, (more) Mountains, and Fire Festivals
Alright, onto September! (Inwardly cringing since it's November already but whatevskis...) September was a blur! It started off with my first days of school at each of my schools, and opening ceremonies. At one of my opening ceremonies I spoke only in English, but at my local school, I spoke each sentence in both English and Japanese … Continue reading Overview: September
Hello again! September flew by a little too quickly, and there is no way I will recap everything in here, but I will do my best to write about some highlights from the end of August and a little through September! :) On August 22nd, I attended a festival in my town! :) It was … Continue reading Ise and Local Summer Festivals (Komono and Yokkaichi)
BUSY WEEK! First off, I am making friends! :) I met a few people in my area that are pretty cool as well as some people farther away that are a lot of fun, and that I am surprised to be seeing so often! Feeling a lot less lonely lately, which is great, and I … Continue reading Mt. Gozaisho’s Mists, First Onsen Experience, and my BIKE!
Alright!! So let's get into where I live! :D But before that, I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all of the kind words and support I have received so far! :) You are all amazing, and thank you so much for sharing on this journey with me! You reading my blog and … Continue reading My Town, Komono