Why hello everyone! Or should I say こんにちは？ Yep, that’s right. The time has come for my trip back to Japan!
Japan and I go way back – back to 2007. I moved to Sado Island as a participant of the JET Program to teach English to elementary and junior high school students. I was only there for a year but it was the best year of my life. Although I lived in probably the most rural place in Japan, I made lifelong friends and experienced Japanese culture in ways you never could as a tourist.
I mean, I got to perform taiko at weddings and festivals for crying out loud…
We’ll also be hitting up the usual tourist cities – Tokyo and Kyoto. You know I’ll be hitting up the fabric and sewing shops in the big cities! I have been getting myself ready for the upcoming shopping extravaganza by checking out Cashmerette’s experiences in Tokyo and Kyoto. Now the only problem is figuring out how to bring back all that I buy when we’re only bringing one carry-on luggage each! We pack lightly so it’s easier to get around the cities and public transportation. Hmmm, looks like we’ll have to visit a post office or two…
Anyway, I was just dropping by to say that there will be some radio silence on Sew RED-y this month while I’m visiting my home away from home and recuperating from jet-lag. I did make a special project for the plane ride, so I’ll post about that later and of course I’ll share my Japan experiences and pictures with you!
SO EXCITED. \ ( ^ o ^ ) /
行って来ます (I’ll be back…)