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>日本2005年財田町町民運動会 010

>日本2005年財田町町民運動会 010

> 日本2005年財田町町民運動会 010 Originally uploaded by Ryuugakusei. The neighborhood cat.This is technically my `new cat.`She`s a stray cat that has decided to set up shop on my front porch. The constant supply of fresh milk, and cat food (with meat AND fish flakes) probably helped influenced that decision. But, since she helps fend off the beetles, frogs, and giant spiders, […]

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>日本2005年姫路旅 017

>日本2005年姫路旅 017

> 日本2005年姫路旅 017 Originally uploaded by Ryuugakusei. A boat speeds by the gate of the Great Seto-Ohashi bridge, connecting my island to the mainland of Japan.

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>Star Gate SG-2 Fukuoka

>Star Gate SG-2 Fukuoka

> 日本2005年福岡旅行 016 Originally uploaded by Ryuugakusei. I still don’t know exactly what this is… But I made it out to Fukuoka for a live concert a couple weeks ago. I ran across this at one of the large Buddhist temple complexes in Hakata, Fukuoka. I figured if I ring the bells in the proper order, it might turn into […]

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>Deka (Immigration Control) Rangers

>Deka (Immigration Control) Rangers

> 日本2005年国際交流経験 239 Originally uploaded by Ryuugakusei. …and I thought I was the ONLY foreigner in my new town. It looks like the power rangers have stopped in for a visit. Update: The big baddy was eventually ‘vanguished’ by the ‘Deka Rangers’ (Huge Rangers) So it was back to just me afterwards. Uh oh.. I hope the Deka Rangers aren’t […]

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>Bamboo Crab

>Bamboo Crab

> 日本2005年国際交流経験 241 Originally uploaded by Ryuugakusei. This is one of the bamboo crabs I made following VERY SPECIFIC directions. Essentially ‘cut a piece shaped like this, and stick it in here’ and then ‘glue it in’ Yup… I’m a semi-pro pre-cut bamboo crab, dragonfly and frog maker.

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>Homemade Dragonflies~

>Homemade Dragonflies~

> 日本2005年国際交流経験 240 Originally uploaded by Ryuugakusei. Making little bamboo frogs, crabs and dragonflies at the local festival. One of the kids decided to do a comparison by catching a real dragonfly and comparing it to a bamboo one. I personally think the bamboo one would win in a fight if A) it were alive, and B) if it could […]

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>Samurai style neighbors…

>Samurai style neighbors…

> 日本2005年国際交流経験 227 Originally uploaded by Ryuugakusei. This is one of the neighboring houses. I always imagined Ken Watanabe in his full ‘Last Samurai’ wardrobe would walk out the front door one of these days… Turns out it was a middle aged couple who lives here. They offered me a ride home once, when it was pretty obvious that I […]

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>My HOUSE!

>My HOUSE!

> 日本2005年国際交流経験 214 Originally uploaded by Ryuugakusei. On the left… That’s my HOUSE. 😀 I’ll do a full introduction of the house in a later entry. 😀 I’ve inherited what I thought was going to being 3 roaming neighborhood cats, but… My pred asked if I’d mind putting out catfood and milk for some of the stray cats that like […]

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>日本2005年国際交流経験 202

>日本2005年国際交流経験 202

> 日本2005年国際交流経験 202 Originally uploaded by Ryuugakusei. Here’s a cooler shot of the previous mountain lilies. Hmm.. Anyone know what they’re actually called?

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>日本2005年国際交流経験 172

>日本2005年国際交流経験 172

> 日本2005年国際交流経験 172 Originally uploaded by Ryuugakusei. This is the aforementioned ‘Nagashi Soumen.’ Cut down wild bamboo, establish a waterflow, and drop cold soumen noodles in at the top of the flow. People then wait along the path of water, try to grab the Soumen with chopsticks, and then dip them into a serving dish (Also carved from wild bamboo!)full […]

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