Golden Week is the “spring break” of Japan. Nearly the entire country shuts down shop and hits the road to travel, visit their hometown, or whatever. It’s a busy time, but I get vacation so I’m happy.
Well this year I had two visitors. My dear friend Kathy, who I met my freshman year of college, came to see me in Japan! She brought her boyfriend Trevor and spent the week seeing some great stuff!
The first place on our list was Inuyama, which I wrote about before. It’s a great place and home to one of the few original castles left in Japan. I recommend seeing it.
Well this time in Inuyama was pretty special and new for me because we got to stop by a very famous calligrapher’s house. She travels around the world and is famous for her calligraphy. It’s pretty amazing.
She looks like a Japanese version of my Mom. She really liked my face. She said it looked like the sun. I’m not sure if she means I have a bright personality or my face is hard to look at.
This is my Kanji. I have no idea what it means but the middle Kanji is the same as the Kanji for “Japan” aka “the land of the rising sun”. I think she took the face looking like the sun thing to heart.
After that we headed to the castle, which was still amazing. Here’s some more pics.
Then we headed off to the tea house again, which was AWESOME. The colors are excellent.
And then there’s the flowers. It’s spring here, so they’re great.
Before we left, we ate some grilled squid. Typical.
All in all, an excellent day.