Natalie Goes to Japan

40 year old very married blonde woman having a midlife crisis who heads to Japan alone to follow her dreams. Be careful what you wish for ... you just may get it.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Sento, Zenkoji and Haruo

We went to a sento (public bath) this morning and it was wonderful. I think it was a little too much for Mark, but he's telling everyone he liked it. I loved it, like the other 2 trips I've taken to sentos. I got really clean, really warm and really relaxed. All good things. Then we went to the local temple. I had been there only a couple of months before, but it was wonderful to see it covered in snow. But it did get bitterly cold. Then before we knew it, it was time to go to the restaurant for dinner. Haruo and 2 of his students popped up from Tokyo to go to dinner with us. Now that sounds easy, but really it's a bit crazy. But dinner was wonderful and the company was delightful. Unfortunately Yuwen couldn't participate in any of the above events as Kai has come down with a fever. This was not completely unexpected as she went in for vaccinations only a few days before and they were warned this was a possibility. The possibility turned into reality and Kai is pretty understandably cranky about the whole thing. Well at least tomorrow she get's rid of us and can have her parents back all to herself.


At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like the trip has gone very well. Hope you are recovering fom the bout of tonsillitus. Mum

At 1:36 PM, Blogger Sallie said...

Wow! What a wonderful gift for Santa to bring you!! :) It sounds like you're having a wonderful visit with Mark, and making the most of his time there. I'm very happy for you! I'm in northern Thailand at the moment, soaking it up, and have made sure to sit at a couple of cafes and watch the world go by, on your behalf. I hope you feel better soon, and enjoy the rest of your visit.

At 11:32 PM, Blogger Jon Bauer said...

Hi Natalie....I came across this blog by chance. My wife Hiromi and I live in Hamamatsu. I spent 7 years in Athens, Ga., and my wife lived there for a few years, too. We'd like to meet you. Our email address is

Jon and Hiromi Bauer


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