Pottery at Mariko
On the weekend Marissa-sensei and I went for a drive to Mariko (about 25 minutes away) to an artisans village. There are many crafts on display, woodworking, weaving, puppet making, glass work and most importantly (for my story anyway) pottery! Marissa had told me that you could take workshops there but we werent sure how to do it, however, we found a friendly Japanese man who spoke a little English (we think he was the manager there) and he helped us to sign up for pottery lessons. So, feeling just like Demi Moore in Ghost we began to make our very own Japanese rice bowls, and its really not as easy as i thought it would be! But I did manage to produce a bowl and am excited about picking up the finished product- baked, painted and glazed in 2 months time!
This was one of the funniest nights of my life- the main reason being my introduction to Japanese Batman. This was on the Wednesday night of Golden Week, at the King of Soul Club at the top of the Don Quixote (Donkey) hotel. It all started when Hiedi and I got
up to have a bit of a dance, when Hiedi was approached by the manager of the club who told her that "he liked her style" and dragged her up on the stage for a bit of Para Para. The infatuation had begun, and from that moment on, this manager only had eyes for Hiedi. The night wore on, and we hadnt seen the manager for awhile (though we did get his business card, which is a big deal, and some free food!) when a man wearing short, short denim shorts, a tool belt, boots and a batman mask appeared, grabbed a bottle of sake from the bar and came over to our table, pouring us shots and sitting on Hiedis' lap. It took us awhile to work it out but it was indeed the manager, out to impress Hiedi with his Batman get up. (As you can see in the photos he has quite good legs). We were eventually able to leave, but not before a bit of a boogie with Batman (and I heard rumour of an invitation back to his bat cave but this has not been confirmed or denied by either party). Of course, the first
A long, lonely time...
Our instructor Tomoko, she tried to speak as much English as possible to help us.
oppurtunity we got we took Marissa back to the top of the Donkey and introduced her to Japanese Batman who fell even harder for Hiedi's dancing style.
My little angels??!!!
They look so adorable in the photos, and really they are- most of the time! Friday is the day that we do 'Activity'. We made rainbows and suns and are talking about the weather (at the moment its pretty predictable- rain, rain and more rain!) There are also photos of lunchtime- the rule is they have to eat everything in their bento, but i reckon some of it looks to good to eat!
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