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Farewell to Hiroko and Jun...

...hello to Rie and Kiyo!

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There was an entry yesterday but clever Nerdia managed to delete it instead of uploading it. Yay.
So, to recap... yesterday we had a more leisurely start (apart from poor Jun, who had to go to work). Hiroko took us via yet another train line to the vast Lazona shopping centre in Kawasaki. Nerdia went nuts and bought three pairs of trousers at Uniqlo (hey, that's a lot of shopping for her), and our traditional model train set beneath the Xmas tree will get a big boost this year with the fabbo Japanese trains we bought in Bic Camera. They're meant for 3 year old children, but hey. Plus Plane Boy can play the Shibuya line door music with his new keyring. Had a red hot go at the 100 yen shop too - Nerdia even bought an apron for those student BBQs. (Still thinking of work while on holidays... almost Japanese!)

Yummy lunches at the food court, followed by extra yummy icecreams at Cold Rock... sitting next to a teen dressed as Strawberry Shortcake. Red and white gingham dress with mock corset and full tutu skirt, knee length white stockings, bright red shoes and wicker basket with strawberry motif. Seriously.

Today Jun took us to a gorgeous little rest spot under the trees beside a tiny creek in their neighbourhood, but we were chased home early by the first rain we've seen so far. Never mind, Hiroko had cooked another fabulous meal, which we shared with Rie (long-term family exchange student) and her husband Kiyo when they arrived to collect us. After a long chat and some photos we bid farewell and 'mata ne' (see you) to Hiroko and Jun, then set off for the 2 hour trip to Rie and Kiyo's new 'castle'. (And it sure is a castle, Mum and Dad - will send you photos!)

Japanese TV is even funnier after a few champagnes - they even have a Sam Newman equivalent. Tomorrow we're off to see some more of 'old Japan' before hitting the town at night - yay!

So it's oyasumi nasai (goodnight) from Okegawa,
Plane Boy and Nerdia.

Posted by NarLin 05:15 Archived in Japan

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