blending an assortment of thoughts and experiences for my friends, relations and kindred spirit
By Alison Hobbs, blending a mixture of thoughts and experiences for friends, relations and kindred spirits.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Canadian snowshoes under Japanese feet
The Japanese Embassy graciously said hello (こんにちは) to our snowshoeing group today, at their Residence in Rockcliffe Park, and served us not only tea and coffee but also a hot and delicious chicken soup with mushrooms to counteract the effects of this very cold day. Another successful Diplomatic Hospitality morning with a hundred people present. We looked at pictures of winter in Japan and learned that the Japanese use snowshoes for winter in their country too, although they're rounder than ours.
Bathing in the hot springs at the feet of Mt. Fuji appeals to me, but I'll be surprised if I get the chance to do that next month.