Tuesday, July 22, 2008
We had a "Squirrel Village" in Mihama-cho. I never saw a squirrel anywhere in the area, and it was never open, but there were a lot of squirrel knick-knacks for a while at the souvenir shop near my house (the hiking trails around where I lived are a World Heritage Site, so there are a lot of shops scattered through the area).
Before I decided to stay a second year in Japan, I was considering a semester in Italy to study fashion design once my contract ended. My mom joked that I could make squirrel clothes for the Squirrel Village.
A few months later: Happy Hanukkah, and be careful what you joke about, Mom.