Finally got to my homestay in Nara. I did stay for a day in Hachioji (Tokyo) with a nice family, but I'll have posts for them later in the summer when I stay with them for another week. I'll be staying with the Cox family on and off until August 18th. Carl is a missionary from Long beach who married Shizuno in Japan. They also have two sons who are attending college in the US, but didn't return home for the summer this year. They are a very nice and loving family. The next day after my arrival, Shizuno-san brought me to her bible school in Ikoma. While she was studying, I went out exploring with one of the other students daughters, Izumi, who is about the same age as me. We visted Hozan-ji, which is where a lot of people go mainly to pray for business success. It is unlike any other shrine I have seen in Japan. This one is made up of many many small shrines, each with a different purpose. Also if you don't enjoy climbing a lot of stairs (and I mean a lot) don't come here. haha. We ended the day at a small coffee shop and lunch with the bible school.
by Naranatsuo June. 29, 2010 1779 views