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Hello! Things are fine here. Still hot, but I'm learning to deal. Today I'm heading out to lunch with my oshie teacher, Yumiko. I'm looking forward to it, and I'll be going to a town I haven't been to before. I have some new photos of my most recent washi and oshie projects. The little girl in the kimono represents the Star Festival, called Tanabata, which is celebrated in the month of July. There is a lengthy description of the legend associated with the festival on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanabata
The other news around here is that I've decided to try teaching English. My friend Makiko asked me if I'd tutor her son one hour a week, and yesterday was our first class. He's a great kid and already speaks and reads English well. His dad works for a Japanese car company and the whole family just spent the last four years living in Michigan.
Okay, I better get going. I have to catch a train soon!