This week began with a trip to the Disaster Prevention Center. It was right next to the fire department so I took a picture of the fire truck for William Bick's kindergarten students to see!
It was educational, but I really wish we could have been taught in English because I couldn't understand everything our guide told us in Japanese.
After Mamemaki festivities, the winter course group went to Koiwa to watch and enjoy 茶道 (a tea ceremony).
Because I hadn't used my rail pass to go to the school and it was expiring that day I decided to make it worth it and went shopping. FYI clothes and shoes run much smaller in Japan than in the USA. When I find a place where an LL isn't tight on me and shoes that fit, I will probably be shouting it from the rooftops (you might even hear me back in Cincinnati).
Then Friday I had my last day of class for the week. There were no planned activities for the winter course, so we all went to get curry at the Indo-Curry place down the street and ordered an extra naan in addition to our meal (that included naan) and in the process confused the crap out of our waiter.