Here you can see some pictures from some sort of after-school-school I visited. These kids were trying to improve their English-skills, and this classroom were actually in the teachers (from the above picture) own home. The teacher were one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and I got to join in on the class by reading up words from the childrens english books, so that they could learn the proper pronunciation.
Me and my friend Sarah (from Taiwan) got to meet the mayor of Sasebo (a neighbour city of my town Hasami). Each of us held a speech in Japanese (even though none of us actually knows Japanese), and afterwards we got interviewed by a journalist from Nagasakis newspaper.
One of the workes from this place
Another pottery I visited. Hasami, my town, is apparently very famous for it’s handmade pottery, which I understand. The pottery they made here were truly beautiful.
A really scary robot-doll-thing we found at a museum about the history of Hasamis (my towns) pottery. I were completely sure it was a real guy, until it started moving very much like a robot. It really freaked me out!
In not to many hours, I’ll be leaving Japan. I will really miss this place. Everyone here is so nice, especially my two host families. I will continue to blog here though, for a little while longer. I have to admit, there are a lot of pictures I have left to share with you guys, like my visit to the canon factory here in Hasami.
This is my tree in Lions clubs small, but beautiful, forest. I really love this idea of having a memorial tree. Not only because, hey, more trees, but also because it’s a living thing that I can go back and visit the day I come back to Japan (which I definitely will, by the way). A little part of Hasami that is mine.
I visited a small pottery where they make chopstick rests among other things. The people who worked there, (especially the lady on the picture) were really nice, and they gave me tons of chopstick rests for both me and my family. Including some of those guitar ones, which were pretty awesome.
These are basically cheetos that tastes like peas. My friend Chihiro really likes these. They’re actually not that bad, even though I’m not a big fan of peas myself.
On the 9th of August, I went back to Hasami High School to attend a memorial ceremony for the atomic bomb who hit Nagasaki the same date in 1945. We started out the day by making origami-cranes, and afterwards, we went to the gym where listened to some speeches, watched a movie about the bomb, and had a minute of silence at 11:02, exactly, since that’s the exact time that the bomb went of.