For the last day of Silver Week I spent a solid five hours out fishing for Ayu with Papa Sato. We returned to the Nakagawa with hopes of a bigger haul, but after a (rather relaxed) afternoon spent angling we still only ended up with one catch. It was my first cast and I had barely let my line out into the rapids before I snagged a fresh river fish! We then spent the rest of the day luckless. Don’t worry, on the way home we stopped off and bought a bucket-full of Ayu to bring back for dinner.
When we got back to the house my two young “host nieces” Saki and Riho were waiting to take me to a BBQ with their parents (my host brother and his wife). We spent the last hour of sunlight grilling fresh fish, laughing, and counting dragonflies. I can’t believe how many of them there are here!
Then, today back at school I spent the majority of my day in the library. This probably seems dull and pathetic to most of you, but I enjoy the company of the third year students who hang out there. Plus Oshima-Sensei now gives me treats whenever I come and visit her =)
I figure because I don’t have much to report the least I can do to satisfy your Japan-cravings (or whatever it is that keeps you coming back to read more each day) is to share a couple of pictures. I stopped off on my bike ride home from school today to snap these two quick shots.
The Nakagawa River near where I spent the past couple days fishing
Ogawa town viewed from a bridge crossing the river. In the distance you can see the mountains of Nikko as the Kanto Plain stretches out to meet it