Tanegashima, Japan - April 2016
Happy Birthdays

- This month is always a busy celebration time for this family with my birthday at the beginning of the month and Akiko celebrating her birthday at the end. We received a nice fish from the elementary school, but aside from that, it was pretty quiet.

Picture - Shai in his new bunk bed.
Daddy Birthday

- Thanks to my wife Akiko and my son Shai for making this a very special day.

Picture - Us together celebrating my birthday today.

Picture - Home - Us together on my birthday 1.
Picture - Home - Us together on my birthday 2.
Picture - Home - The birthday cake and presents.
Cooking Equipment

- Made a really nice food smoker made from sugi wood, Japanese cedar, and an outdoor barbecue out of rocks from the farm.

Picture - Home - Food smoker made from sugi.
Picture - Home - Barbecue made from rocks from the farm.
Nice Fish

- We received a nice tai fish from the elementary school where Shai is enrolled but not attending. Apparently this fish is to symbolize doing good in the coming academic year.

Picture - Picture of the fairly expensive tai fish.

Picture - Home - Package containing the tai fish.
Picture - Home - The tai fish ready to be cooked.
Picture - Home - The fish cooked and ready to eat.
Picture - Home - The other fish made a different way.
Small Party

- Today we smoked a bit of food to feed to the neighbors who came over for a small party tonight.

Picture - Home - A few pieces of chicken cooking in the smoker.
Picture - Home - A few pieces of chicken and cheese cooking in the smoker.
Picture - Home - The neighbors came to hang out tonight 1.
Picture - Home - The neighbors came to hang out tonight 2.
Dog Hair

- This is an incredible amount of hair which came from about 30 minutes of brushing the dogs today.

Picture - Home - A full bag of dog hair.
Nice Words

- Today was all about farming. Shai wrote some nice thoughts on the wall outside.

Picture - Nice word from our son Shai.

Picture - Home - A few acorns for cooking.
Picture - Home - A few pine cones for cooking.
Picture - Home - Garden hoe with the handle intact.
Picture - Home - Beautiful flowers growing at the neighbor house.
Picture - Home - A group of painted bamboo in hippie colors.
Picture - Home - Garden hoe with the handle removed.
Picture - Home - Shai wrote really nice thoughts on the wall outside.
Small Party

- We made a small party tonight. Actually not exactly sure about the date but close to this date.

Picture - Home - We made a small party for friends tonight 1.
Picture - Home - We made a small party for friends tonight 2.
Bunk Beds

- Akiko tried to make matzoh for Passover. A look at the new bunk beds.

Picture - Home - Akiko tried to make Passover matzoh today.
Picture - Home - Made bunk beds out of sugi wood, Japanese cedar.
Mommy Birthday

- Today we celebrated with Akiko on her special day.

Picture - Us together celebrating Akiko birthday today.

Picture - Home - Us together on Akiko birthday 1.
Picture - Home - Us together on Akiko birthday 2.
Going Bananas

- A huge group of bananas growing in the farm.

Picture - Home - A huge group of bananas growing in the farm.
Small Party

- We made a small party tonight. Actually not exactly sure about the date but close to this date. Friend and parent came over tonight

Picture - Home - We made a small party for friends tonight 1.
Picture - Home - We made a small party for friends tonight 2.
 
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