Thursday, August 04, 2005
On Tuesday evening in Tokyo we went to the Canadian Embassy for a welcome reception and they gave us free sandwiches, moosehead beer and chips to accompany several very long speeches that noone paid any attention to. Thus my first visit back to Canada (well, Canadian soil) since last Saturday. I think that I would have appreciated it much more if I had've already been in Japan for several months. As it was, it was just another reception and just a lot more standing around.
Many different sights along the way to Kobe reminded me of those back home and those yet to arrive... It's comforting to know that you can't get too far away from people you love, even in Japan!
I just can't help but think of some people when I see food booths such as this one....
More details on Gakuentoshi and Kobe-shi to follow.