There was a large variety of art for us to enjoy during our breaks and all very beautiful! It was a real treat.
June 4, we enjoyed a district preparation day and took this picture. The most interesting picture is everyone setting up their cameras for the picture. We had a good time. The young missionaries are so good to include us and make us feel useful.
We did an apartment check in Oita. The Elders or both from Japan and had a wonderfully clean apartment especially since they had a poorly functioning vacuum cleaner and a washing machine that was not working as it should. We enjoyed a wonderful time at the Joyful restaurant as a reward. Joyful is a lot like Denny’s in the United States.
On the drive home we went through Beppu where there or monkeys in the wild (not caged but human feed). The monkeys are all on top of the hill where they had been feed not long ago. Terry is on the walk to the hill top.
The city also had artistic sewer covers. I like the monkeys and flowers. They are heavy cast iron covers that are painted. The finished product adds so much beauty and interest to their side walks.
Do you like our monkey friend?
We could have had our picture taken with a monkey for a fee. Here is the sign that tells us about it. It was a little hard to read but maybe someday. Our Japanese teacher is helping us work toward literacy. We are reading hiragana and katakana now, but may not know the meaning of all the words we read.
We had a fun surprise dinner/birthday party for one of the sister missionaries on Sunday. The Kumamoto Elders helped us celebrate. Everyone did a good job of keeping it a surprise. I made Chile for the group. The cake is an oatmeal chocolate chip cake baked in a toaster oven.
At the Japanese class at the International Center we learned the Kanji for the days of the week. We see Saturday and Sunday a lot in the ward bulletin. The Kanji is on top and the hiragana on the bottom. Monday is the first day left to right.
The sister missionary received some very interesting chocolate. It is tabasco flavored chocolate made in the United States. She likes hot food. The chocolate has a hot kick after you think it is all gone.
Monday Terry and I biked to the sports complex. It is beautiful. It has a beautiful rubberized track.
Another picture of this beautiful complex.
We enjoyed biking around and looking at all the beauty there.