Monday, April 27th, 2015

Celebration at a temple in Kamakura, Japan.

A traditional Kabuki theater actress. We got to watch as she applied her make-up and wig which was a long and complex process.

At the Tokyo Fish market at 4AM. This is one of the largest fish markets in the world and it does not smell of fish because everything is so fresh.

We visited Teraoka Elememtary school in Hita Japan where the children clean the school themselves. There are no school custodians in most public schools in Japan.

Calligraphy is a daily subject in every school in Japan. They use special calligraphic brushes and ink. Children must memorize and be able to draw thousands of characters in order to read Japanese plus they eventually learn our Roman alphabet and learn English.

At each school that we visited the students put on assemblies filled with music and speeches to welcome the American teachers.