I had a great time in Japan…and I’m engaged now. Check out my pictures from the trip. Soon they’ll be followed by a travelogue explaining how I spent my days. The short version is: I dressed up like Santa, I ate lots of great food, I painted a clay mug for tea, I bathed in a public bath house for the first (and later the second) time, I visited lots of shrines, temples, and other historic buildings, I took an outrageous number of pictures, I made gyoza, mochi, and soba, and I asked Yuuka to marry me in a small park at the base of Tokyo Tower. That’s just barely scratching the surface. I’ll write lots more later!
oh, one more thing: it’s a good thing I asked her parents first. I wouldn’t want to end up like this!