Sunday, May 06, 2012

children's day

bbq Yesterday was Children's Day, a.k.a. Boy's Day so it was nice to be able to get together with my host-family's children.

5 of them ranging in ages from 11 to 3, talk about noisy and fun.

The weather was beautiful, sunny but not too hot.

After our bbq, we had to move because another family was reserved for the spot. I've noticed that Japan often has reserved areas for these types of things, which is good because you can't hog the place for the whole day.

It is good too because all you do is bring your own charcoal, they provide the grill & teppan (iron griddle) and then they take care of your hot coals at the end too.

Anyway, after lunch, we moved to another area of the park and this one was beautiful. The fuji (wisteria) were in full bloom.

The kids (and Satoshi) ran and played until their "batteries" were low, actually only Satoshi's battery was low. While some of us chatted and some of us napped.

It was a great way to spend time with my host-family and get out and about for Golden Week. (Thank you!)

supermoon2012 I had no idea the full moon was being called the "super moon" but here is was at about 2-ish this morning.

I must say, it was pretty big and bright.

Hope to get out and about on the last day of Golden week.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just want to tell you that I am so glad you are back. Love your posts!

Sandy

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

K and S said...

aw thanks Sandy :)

Take care.
Kat

K and S said...

Hi and Bye Anon :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

I was hoping to see the super moon too but unfortunately we had cloudy skies the other night. Ditto for tonight too! And about the reserved bbqs in Japan...can you just imagine something like that in Hawaii? We like to hog... :-P

K and S said...

aw boo for the clouds Rowena :(

Take care.
Kat

K said...

Looks like you had a great day!

K and S said...

It was a nice day, K :)

Take care.
Kat

Deb in Hawaii said...

Sounds like a wonderful day and good times with your host family. ;-)

K and S said...

it sure was, Deb!

Take care.
Kat