Classes are Owari!

Sorry I haven’t posted much of anything lately. Life has been busy. Classes are over for me; the date for me to return to the US is quickly approaching. I’ve been immersed in the mundane routine of class, aikido, and sleep. there isn’t much time for anything else, it seems. as such, I haven’t taken a whole lot of pictures or video lately.

Obirin’s Aikido club had training camp for the first week in december. So we stayed in a building on campus all week, got up early, and trained in the morning, had afternoon practice as usual, then after dinner, we had evening training. All in all it was an interesting experience, and I sorta liked it. we all stayed in a big Tatami room and slept on futon. surprisingly, futon on tatami is rather firm, and my back had trouble adjusting to the much more firmer sleeping surface. As discussed in one of my classes here (Contemporary studies on Japan) everyone co-slept in one room. It was sorta like being back in the army, just much more relaxed. I hear westerners have problems with it, but the experience didn’t bother me much at all.

Also I added some backdated posts I meant to add some time ago. just fyi.

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