Family Outdoor Activities

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Sep 082018
 

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BBQ by riverside.KIMG2312

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Quite a beach

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with COSTCO pizza

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Canyoning

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Aug 042018
 

Three generations had a very excited canyoning. It was another hot day. We spent in the cold water all day.

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Baba (means grandma in Japanese) is strong! She did a great job!!0057_original

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Local activities in summer 2018

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Aug 042018
 

Our favorite and usual trail from Yokohama to Kamakura.
We took the trail on Saturday during Typhoon 13 warning. Originally kids signed up for IC radio making class. However, it got cancelled because of the typhoon warning. In fact, the typhoon didn’t arrive. It was one of the quietest Saturday. Everybody stayed in. We walked the quiet trail to Kamakura and had a wonderful time.

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Akiva took a class for working on a copper sheet and some welding on steel.

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He created a name plate.

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Gigi (means grandpa in Japanese), Kenaz and I went to see some ships in Yokohama bay.

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A North Korean spy ship which kidnapped Japanese was displayed. The ship looked like a fishing boat had many bullet marks by Japanese coast guard.

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Got shoter

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Aug 042018
 

from short bob hair
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to short

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Now I and kids all have the same hairstyle. I haven’t had this short since junior high.

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Summer 2018 in Japan is too hot. Every day it is constantly above 35 C degree. My back of neck is a bit cooler than before.

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Spring Update

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May 022018
 

Long time have not posted. Here is what has happened since last update.

We had a Passover celebration.  I prepared everything, and didn’t have the energy to film.  But the kids did a good Four Questions.

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Haga made chocolate caramel matzoh.

 

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One of the dishes I made was an eggplant / olive / raisen / and carrot dish with 1 can tomatoes and some onions.

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After Passover, I had a lot of dishes.  Haga entertained guests.

Later, in March, Akiva had musical performance:

Kenaz recently had his 5th grade Project. Before we saw the presentation for the Project, Kenaz played guitar in a performance:

Kenaz presented his project:

Here are the videos that we watched:

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Winter Camp

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Jan 272018
 

We went to winter camp to make a winter ornament and rice cake.KIMG1619

We need three pieces of lucky bamboos.
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We went to a mountain to collect pine cones and other natural materials as symbols from the winter season.

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Next day, we steamed rice.KIMG1641

While we are waiting for rice, we enjoyed bobsleigh on a fall leaf slide.KIMG1644 KIMG1646

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We had rice cake in soup, desert rice cakes with sweet soybean power and sweet red bean paste. KIMG1660 KIMG1662

We pounded rice very well. It is very soft.

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Winter Update

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Jan 062018
 

Just before the Winter break, there was a science exhibit at school:

And a musical performance:

We celebrated Chanukah.

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Also, ook care of a piece of crap worthless cute dog (which bit me and bit a hole through my favorite shirt.  Now it will take months to find a replacement shirt.

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At the beginning of the Winter break, we went to an outdoor modern art installation:


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We also climbed a few local mountains.

In Yokohama, we celebrated New Years and rang in the year literally on a bell at the local temple (at the top of a mountain).

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On January 2nd, went to Costco.  Note to self… do not go to Costco on January 2nd.

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On January 3rd, we celebrated Haga’s grandmother’s 100th birthday.

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We had a big party.

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Grandma received a certificate of recognition from Prime Minister Abe (who I think of as a less crude version of Trump, but this is a nice gesture).

 

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There were performances…

And we made sure everyone know their age…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2017 Sports

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Nov 282017
 

Kenaz is in a primary soccer team.171006kobe

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Akiva is in a middle school sports team. He plays 4 different sports, baseball, basketball, soccer and volleyball through the year.cms_file_71882375_med

He is number 21, the tallest in his team.

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Akiva plays a first base.

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Bouldering became an official sports in Tokyo Olympic 2020. We have an indoor gym in our city.
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Fall Extended Weekend

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Nov 282017
 

We combined shopping at outlet mall with hiking on rocky mountain in Gifu.KIMG1552

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