Welcome to the life of an ALT (assistant language teacher) in Nagasaki. I started this journal when I visited Japan in 2004 with JFMFTP, then continued it when I returned as a member of the JET Programme in 2006. Enjoy!
I just got some new fish for the summer season. At the summer festivals, children play a game called "kingyosukui" -they try to catch goldfish with a paper scoop! You don't have to work too hard to have fun with my fish, though - just move your cursor over top of their pond & click to drop them some little treats :)
We went on a tour of the Diet (seat of government, not the latest eating trend!), and to another area of Tokyo called Asakusa. This photo is of an entrance to the temple in Asakusa. An interesting note - there were incense burners and a fountain of water for us to use to "purify" ourselves as we entered the temple area. (Remind me to tell you about the fortune sticks!)