The first picture is of a license plate. There are two kanji’s on it which stand for Kumamoto 熊本 meaning the original bear.
We see a lot of bears but none alive. See the mat of the Kumamoto bear in the door of the stationary store and a big road sign here with the bear on it.
Saturday Terry and I drove to the homestore. Across the street was a MacDonalds. We decided to try some familiar food. We went inside and they were advertising an Idaho Burger. We had to try it. It was a hamburger with a potato cake on it and a Japanese sauce. It was interesting.
I bought two pots and some dirt for a small garden/planter on the patio. I was given the two flowers. We bought two lettuce plants which are in this pot with the flowers. We also bought radishes and zucchini squash seeds to plant later this year.
Sunday was the “Festival of the Dolls” in Japan. We had our picture taken by the beautiful dolls in traditional costume in the home of Shinya Maki. It was fun to get to know some of the members of the ward. He is in the bishopric of the Nagamine Ward. He has a beautiful family.