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Chiba Rice Field Planting

Filed under: — Andy @ 7:20 am

We took a 3 day trip to visit friends in Chiba and to help plant a rice field. Our friend in Chiba was running for city office, so one of the main goals of the first day was helping her with the campaign (She made it into office). The following day was a rice field planting event. Kids and adults both helped plant the rice, although the kids had more fun catching tadpoles, frogs, other insects just and playing in the mud. The last day was spent relaxing with the friends in the morning before heading off to the beach and a really nice cafe. Finally after a short hike to the lookout point we headed back home.


Planting rice


Playing in the mud


Tyler was unsure of the mud at first, but enjoyed it when all the other kids were there.


The kids having a nice discussion


Enjoying the beach


Excellent beach side cafe


Looking out over Kamogawa

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Boys day

Filed under: — Andy @ 7:12 am

Tyler’s first Boys Day or Children’s Day

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Easter 2022

Filed under: — Andy @ 6:34 am

Melina and some friends did the usual egg coloring, egg hunting, and cookie decorating. I made a large ham and Easter bread to share with everyone in the house.

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Cherry Blossoms and Pigeons

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By the flowers

Filed under: — Andy @ 11:24 pm


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Family Photo Shoot

Filed under: — Andy @ 10:58 pm

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Miura Kawazu Cherry Blossoms

Filed under: — Andy @ 11:11 pm

Strawberry Picking

Filed under: — Andy @ 11:09 pm