Monday, February 2, 2009
Morning in Gifu
I went to get my camera, thanks to Aya's encouragement.
Now I can fill you in on my time here so far!
So the morning after we arrived at Aya's home, I explored their apartment, taking pictures from my balcony and everything in the apartment.
In Japan, almost nobody owns a dryer, and they all hang up their clothes to dry on their balconies or just outside.
Then Ayako packed a little lunch for us and we took the train to the Gifu Library, which was huge.
This is the bus that takes preschool kids from Aya's apartment to school! Its a cat-bus. :)
Here are some more views of our apartment building, we are on the 7th floor. I'm still not used to how awesome it is to have a bird's eye view of Gifu.
I was so excited to find out they have Haagen Dazs in Japan, but look at how cute and tiny they are! I had to buy one even though it was freezing outside. I ate it while Aya and I waited for the train to the Library.
So we got to the Library, and we hung out there for the rest of the day until Dinner, Ayako was studying like a fiend, and I was trying to learn Hiragana(one of the japanese alphabets). And I went and looked at teen magazines, which I found fascinating. There was this contraption that is supposed to give your eyes a crease, if you have asian eyes and want a crease, because many japanese woman find it beautiful. It seems crazy to me, but I guess it's kind of like me curling or dying my hair.