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good bye Japan

May 14, 2016

I wonder if/when I’ll be back – it has been a memorable three weeks

last night’s takoyaki party was quite a celebration

thanks Deko and Toshiko-san

today we visited the rose garden but it is hot

Mini decided it was cooler to stay home and brush up on her language skills

she even shed her sweater

the packing was almost finished

when Toshiko-San, the happiest neighbour I’ve ever met

arrived with a box of silk ends (this is all the suitcase would hold)

a beautiful kanoke silk scarf she made, a little bag brooch

a paper decoration – which will need some careful packing

and a photo album with all the pictures she took during our adventures together

it has been an amazing treat getting to know her

she is off to Italy at the end of the week

Teruko-san, another of Deko’s friends I first met ten years ago

came to visit this afternoon and brought a very special tea

I’ve been spoiled while here and will miss Japan

and all the special people

from the exhibition catalogue, “Shimura Fukumi”, a gift from Deko

tomorrow will be bitter sweet!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Rachel Berry permalink
    May 14, 2016 11:32 pm

    I really enjoyed all your posts about your time in Japan. Have a safe journey home!


    • May 15, 2016 6:09 pm

      Rachel – thank you, once I get the camera downloaded I’ll do a series of blogs with lots of pictures.


  2. May 14, 2016 6:45 am

    I think the suitcases full of fabric will help too!


  3. May 14, 2016 4:14 am

    What a wonderful time you’ve had! It’s nice you’re bring home mementos but the memories will be the best part.


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