Tuesday, December 19, 2006
(pronounced "toe-key") "Pottery" - Once again I generally had no solid grasp of the events transpiring around me, but instead of going to an onsen and out to dinner this bike trip, apparently someone knew this potter/artisan here - or maybe someone's mother knew his uncle, whatever. Everyone of course was very nice, and forgave any of the gaijin's misunderstandings. We helped the papa san put up a string of Christmas lights, took a tour of the artisan's studio, and had homemade dinner around some open fires out back. And for dessert - this was quite a big deal - tiny roasted Japanese sweet potatoes.