This week has gone by very fast! Students on a study abroad from Michigan came and visited for a night! One of our super cool staff pals drove us into Ishinomaki the night before for a Michigan-matsuri that the students had put on the highlight their Japan experience. It was enjoyable to see some people our age. 🙂 Together, with the students, we worked on the rice patties and the new raised garden bed that I designed! We got a lot done and it was a fulfilling day!
On our day off, another intern and I went to Sendai for the first time (for me). We were able to stay two nights and explored the city in the HEATTT. By explore the city, I mean we went to McDonald’s, convenience stores, and second-hand clothing stores. It was good to get a little break from work, but also nice to return to the quiet Ogatsu after a few days in Sendai.
Most recently, the artist in residence, Camille, left Moriumius. The staff all had a great goodbye celebration for her at a okonomiyaki restaurant in Ishinomaki. I have only had okonomiyaki at home or in the States, and it as was crazy to see how many different kinds there are! Everything from mega-cheese to Hiroshima style to yakisoba filled goodness. Definitely overate…
Today we got two new interns! I have yet to talk to them much, but it will be a big change to double our intern count!
Lastly, here is a photo of the overlook that Caroline and I hiked to. Although there were many mosquitos, the 5pm views are great.