While I was in cooking class, Kris took a train…several trains and a bus out to Jigokudani Park to photograph the snow monkeys or Japanese macaques in the hot springs. He got some amazing photos of these creatures. They are wild and come to the hot springs in the cold months for the soothing heat of the hot springs…like us!
Here’s a link to the web gallery of his photos: http://www.eyeoftheislands.com/KrisScanlon/SnowMonkeys/index.html
We had a fabulous day – we could see Mount Fuji all day…made new friends…to return to cook together again!
Today we learned to make tamagoyaki or Japanese omelettes. First Elizabeth demonstrated and then we tried it with close tutelage. She made it look easy.
We had a miso and vinegar tasting and learned how to properly prepare sencha.
Lunch…so simple…so delicious!
Ten miles in the beautiful rain.
We were about to leave Narai at the time a parade was coming through town. We were told it was for the installation of a new head priest and it only happens every fifty years.
It’s so great to see distance in meters rather than kilometers when you’re near the top.