Thursday, November 30, 2006
As I walk to Yue train station each Thursday afternoon after a day at Takaki Bunko (my other school), I pass by these genki peeps making tatami mats. I'm really lucky to have a flat that has three tatami rooms - I love the stuff! Click on this post's title if you don't know what tatami is.
So one day I stopped and bravely tried out my Japanese, "Anata no tatami wa utsukushii desu", which - I hope - means, "Your tatami is beautiful." Whatever I said apparently pleased the lady and she came out and filled my hands with mikans - the local oranges. Yum. I just can't get over how cute they are - that guy there smiles with his whole body! :)