Started with dance .
Around 10 am i was back at home and decided to skip middle of the programs and go straight for the end . Around 14 dancing groups going around the few blocks and dancing ...
traditional murayama dance Tokunai Bayashi .
In a mean time I had chance to update my blog and be lazy on the futon . Happy days .
I spend around 4 hours in festival It was amazing , so many people involved ! Incredible !
Got back to the place around 7 pm and felt tired , i started thinking of packing , and remembered all the cool stuff i got to do while in Murayama .Amazing Family i stayed with is really big and proper Japanese . More about family in Next post about the program .
" Maybe i should go to Onsen for the last time here ... Wonder if its open " I thought while going trought a pile of stuff . And that minute Yo and one of the quest walked in and sat down and surprise surprise ,they want to go to Onsen . SO we went . This time it was a new one i have never visited before .
Onsen was amazing . Its a hotel and onsen in it . SO we left shoes at little brown locker rooms and went to Onsen reception (It looked like 5 star hotel reception ) .Lady wearing a black waist coast took my locker key , passed me a key locker inside Onsen and smiled kindly , she could not speak English , so she just bowed the same as me .
I walked inside onsen . There was About 20 spaces for shower with shampoo and body soap ! then inside very hot Onsen and then outside 3 Onsens with different water temperature( with black marble around ) .
Its the most relaxing place
. One old Japanese man once said to me : " All day we work hard and speak a lot , but in Zazen , Onsen and tea party we relax and dont speak ...
AFter onsen i had to wait for guys for few minutes and we were on our way back home . As soon as we got back , they decided that could be a good idea to eat Indian food.
Indian cafe was nice. It had options with sitting Japanese style or western at table (hIgh and low tables ) . I had just snacks and thats it ..
Black tables with red chopsticks just matched...with the red-ish carpets !
Later on at home i finished packing and looked back at all the amazing photos from the day and just had a lough with everyone in the house .. It was a great day .. These people have showed me the world that otherwise i would never see .They teach me many lessons i take with me today ... while sitting in the car and writing this post : 25 August 2014 (11:56 AM )
Around midnight i finished my guest house - guestbook letter and went to bed .. All i needed is a second and i was out .. Had early morning to starting to pick Nasu for the last time and head to Tokyo to stay with another family !