So, it's almost winter. Actually, the Japanese all think that it's winter already but the temperatures are like in that of spring in Michigan. Scarfs, boots, gloves, you name it, they've brought them out. I walk around with my jacket in hand because I frequently get too hot walking around in it. Definitely too many years in Michigan already.
The change of season also means a slow down in festivals and such stuff. The autumn pace was frenetic. Talk about festival fatigue. Drove to a place called Korankei last weekend. Didn't expect to see much except for a small village. Turned out to be a gem. The town is small but the backdrop is gorgeous. Too bad we went like 2 weeks too early or else the leaves would be even more colorful. Anyway, we've updated our Picasa photo site with some of the shots.
We've also been busy studing for our upcoming Japanese Language Proficiency Test this Sunday. Since we only started in August, we don't expect any miracles like passing it with flying colors. I'm resigned to a failing grade but I think Joey will make it through.