Saturday, May 3, 2008

Otera and Tabemono

We spent part of today day with my pottery teacher, his wife and their two kids visiting temples and gardens in North Kamakura. Everything was so green! It was beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. It felt very tropical--some tropical sounding birds in the background, green everywhere, light rain coming down and a little humidity.

outdoor modern art

view from our snack break area
beautiful house we walked past

my pottery teacher and his family
We ate at this really unique restaurant. We were outdoors and behind us lots of greenery on the side of a hill. There were large bamboo-looking chutes with water running down them (right in front of us). A girl would then send a small bunch of soman noodles together to flow down the chute carried by the flowing water which we would then quickly pick up with our chopsticks as they were moving down the chute. Very good noodles and we also had tempura with our meal too.

Shinto style wedding ceremony