Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Box with lid


Desk organizer


Oshie

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!

2 comments:

Ali said...

Hello Ellen! This is Ali, Kevin told me about your blog so I had to check it out. It made me want to start up one too! :) We can be blog buddies. :D

jennifer blackburn said...

Nice new projects LN! Hey, I think I went to that Tanabata festival when I was there too! My host family even made me wear a kimono and these horrible wooden shoes that were like 7 sizes too small!

I think you'll be an excellent English teacher.