Tatsuma played with some little trucks and swept my floor with the little wisk broom for awhile, but he really wanted to be doing what we were doing – stitching.
They brought me this beautiful little box of Japanese sweets from Kyoto, where they had gone for the New Year holiday. Arigato gozaimasu.
I went to Japanese class last night. It was fun; the other people were very friendly and helpful. The class has been going since October so I have a lot of catching up to do! I’m sure I’ll be writing more about Japanese class in the future.
News reports about the snow
A friend in North Carolina sent Ted an email saying WRAL in Raleigh commented about the record snowfall in Hokkaido.
This link comes from our friend Jimmy at the Indian Restaurant and says the snow couldn’t be measured because the measuring instruments were damaged by the snow! http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_asia/2012-01-17/record-snow-sweeps-japan.html#facebook
Another American in Hokkaido sent us this link to BBC video showing some pictures of shoveling out and saying Iwamizawa got 87 inches of snow from Sunday – Monday! http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/feeds/16599168
Yes, we’ve had a lot of snow here.