Monday, November 21, 2011

They reminded me of Inukshuks.

So, I have lots of photos from our pottery day trip. I kept forgetting to upload them. Sorry. Ahahaha. So, to start off, Tatsuru was laaate! He was our chauffeur for the day. Lol. He was like 15 minute late. So, while we were waiting we all hung about and took photos. I wish David was able to come, but he had to work. Booo. But, eventually tatsuru showed up and we took off. Shinta came with us, too! It was nice. He's one of our chefs and he's a sweetheart. :3
 So, the trip to Tatsuru's parents house was pretty uneventful. Although, George put his iPod on. He has a really, REALLY eclectic taste in music. Like, more weird than Angel and I. As such, I popped on my headphones and just chilled.

So, when we got to tatsuru's place, we were served tea and strawberry cream cookies. Yummmm~ That taste like those wafer, ice cream cookie things that we love so much. The electric pink strawberry ones. Yum.
 After that, we wandered about outside for a bit, just chatting and taking photos. And that's when we discovered them: THE CATS. They have like 3 cats. And they were all sooooo cute! We're all starved for fuzzy, cuddly affection, so we all started chasing the cats around so we could pet them. The cats were scared of us, though. So, for most of the day they avoided us. ;___;

After failing to harass the cats, we went for a short tour and intro to pottery. They use a special kiln and ash to make the glaze. George was our translator, and man, was that a mistake. But, still, it went ok. And then it was time to start. Tatsuru's father made a few things for us as examples, then we all took a stab at it. Although, george had to go twice since he screwed up the first time. Lol. It was harder than we thought!
I might add, everyone was speeding the turn table around 90 miles an hour. And I... I went slower than gramma's driving. (Sorry gramma. Love you!) Ahahaha. Yup. We all put our... creations together on a board with Tatsuru's fathers. Betcha can't guess which are the professional ones... Lol.
 After the wheel pottery experience, we tried just hand sculpting. I made a leaf dish, an owl and fish. Big, square mouthed fish. With googly eyes. Yes~ I know they are amazing. They look ever better in person. They're supposed to be chopstick holders. Lol.
After washing our hands, we played with the kitties. We procured some food for them and suddenly they were all about being with us. Go figure. And then it was lunch time! Cold soba noodles and tempura! With tea~ Yuuummmm!
 We ate and then played more with the cats, then it was time to pile back in the bus. We took a trip to a national park and walked about. It was kinda cold and grey outside, but the park was pretty neat! The leaves were all cool and it just looked cool.
 At this point, however, we had to cross a bridge. A bridge that was like 20 feet above the water. With no real barriers. And it wobbled when people crossed it. It was awesome. However, some people failed to see the novelty of it. 
 Yeah~ We all felt bad... as we jumped about making the bridge move more. Muahahaha. There was a little area that had little rock piles. They reminded me of Inukshuks. Pretty neat.
 So, after that we walked up some RIDICULOUSLY steep stairs and took a look around. Very pretty. But again, poor Angel. She was having kittens.
She made it back down ok and back across the bridge without incident. After we had finished, we left and went to Regina. No, not that Regina. The Regina onsen and spa. It was really relaxing. I loooove onsens! They are amazing!

And then we went home. The end~ <3

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