This was an event with Izumo Taisha Elementary kids - officially work, but someone had to do it :-) About half a dozen 'foreigners' were involved in this annual outing, apparently with a different programme each year.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
it's about learning to dance in the rain."
- Vivian Greene
"I don't think we conquered Everest, I think the mountain relented."
"It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
"...even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve."
- Sir Edmund Hillary
"The only trips I regret are the ones I never took"
- Paddy Pallin
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