Concerning the Rain Dragon

Location: Uryu, Hokkaido, Japan

Monday, December 11, 2006


What can I say about Shibuya-san? She is the lovliest, most helpful, and caring lady in the world, and she is a major part of what made my time in Japan so special. She helped me with everything, from taking me to the doctor to showing me how to wash rice to helping me sell my car. But not only did she help me with my day to day life, she was a wonderful friend.

This picture was taken on Culture Day at the Board of Education. The lady on the left performed a tea ceremony, and the lady on the right is Shibuya-san.

Kyoko and Yuri

Kyoko and Yuri are the daughter and son of Junko and Mitsuri, a family that was so nice to invite me over to their house several times for dinner. Getting to know this family was such a special experience. Mitsuri speaks excellent English, and is eager for his children to speak good English and travel as well. In the picture with Kyoko and Yuri and me is Sherry, the big black dog.