Josh's new friend, Mike, invited us out into the country to witness a local farming community's miso-making get-together.
What a different look at the Japanese! These weren't the quiet, elderly farmers I was expecting. They were a young group holding to a rather hippie lifestyle--many musicians, photographers, and artsy folk among them. This group was in total contrast to the more formal, reserved Japanese that we see in our day to day outings off-base. As you might expect, no one was bothered at all by our presence, which made it easy to stand on the sidelines and simply watch and take pictures.
I'll leave the rest of the story-telling to the pictures. Enjoy!
Mike is the guy on the right. He's retired Air Force and teaches photography at the Arts and Crafts center on base (he's teaching Josh how to develop his own film in the lab there) and also teaches English off-base. He's been in Japan for 20 years. His wife is Japanese and they both live off-base.
What happened to the UWF History Dept. website?
4 years ago