My Family's Visit
Hello everyone! It’s been awhile.
Recently my grandmother (who is 90 years old) and aunt came to Sapporo from America for a ten-day visit. It was their first time in Japan. We went to all kinds of places around Sapporo and Hokkaido. I really enjoyed showing them around and teaching them about Japanese culture. It’s always interesting to see people who are experiencing Japan for the first time. I remember my first time in Japan. Everything was so different and interesting: the food, the different customs, the beautiful exotic writing (kanji) – even the smells and sounds were different. Now I’m accustomed to these things and I don’t think about them so much anymore. But seeing the curiosity and wonder on the faces of my grandmother and aunt was really delightful. It made me wish I could go back and experience Japan for the first time all over again. Japan is truly a beautiful and fascinating country, and I’m really glad that I had a chance to share it with my grandmother and aunt. They enjoyed their stay here immensely, and I think it’s an experience they will never forget. Thank you, Japan!