|The plaque that commemorates the location of the time capsule.|
|The homestay family: Chizuko and Kouichi, and their daughter, Maiko, with Kate and me.|
Her first night here we were treated to an impromptu performance by a lively neighbor who stopped by. She specializes in Japanese kids songs and didn’t hold back when we requested a demonstration. I recognized the classics and joined in.
While we were singing and chatting, Chizuko’s husband, Koichi, worked on dinner.
|Stir-frying up a storm.|
|Connecting with Tohoku International (TIS) staff in person and remotely.|
|Chizuko, Kate and the headmaster’s assistant, Kawaguchi san, at TIS.|
|Talking in the shade of the HIMEGURI sculpture with Mitsubishi project partners.|
|Kate and Chizuko admiring the rocks that lead to the sundial.|
Angela Robins lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and you can learn about her work building a traditional boat in Japan at: http://angelarobins.com/blog