A couple weeks ago, I went on a field trip around the town my university is in. We went to a cultural museum and the oldest house in the town.
The cultural museum followed the history of the city from the jomon period (which went from 14,000 B.C.E. to 400 B.C.E.) to modern times. They had a surprising amount of jomon era artifacts, which was pretty neat. It was also a pretty nice building.
The building had lots of windows. It made it feel very open.
Mikoshi - portable shrine. A miniature version
Miniature Kunitachi. What it used to look like in the olden days.
Jomon era pottery
more jomon era pottery
Some glimpses into what my dorm is like. It’s an international student dorm, which, luckily, is located on campus, making going to class very easy. (my other friends in Japan right now all have a commute to their campuses from their dormitories. Some of them 1 1/2 hours on the train each way.)
The dorm at night. Our hallways are open to the outside and you can see everyone as they walk by.
I’m very sorry for my prolonged absence, but the long hiatus is over. For 24 days I was without Internet access in my room, but I finally have Internet again.
a teapot being warmed in the oldest structure in the town where I live.
I moved this week and now have very limited internet access. That’s why I haven’t been able to post anything new. I will try to get online a little more to be able to post something soon. And I’ll have consistent internet access once it gets installed a couple of weeks from now. Until then, posts will be few and far between. Sorry about that.