Family Outdoor Activities
Local activities in summer 2018
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.
Akiva took a class for working on a copper sheet and some welding on steel.
He created a name plate.
Gigi (means grandpa in Japanese), Kenaz and I went to see some ships in Yokohama bay.
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.
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.
Haga made chocolate caramel matzoh.
One of the dishes I made was an eggplant / olive / raisen / and carrot dish with 1 can tomatoes and some onions.
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:
Happy 13th Birthday!!
We went to winter camp to make a winter ornament and rice cake.
We need three pieces of lucky bamboos.
We went to a mountain to collect pine cones and other natural materials as symbols from the winter season.
While we are waiting for rice, we enjoyed bobsleigh on a fall leaf slide.
We had rice cake in soup, desert rice cakes with sweet soybean power and sweet red bean paste.
We pounded rice very well. It is very soft.
Just before the Winter break, there was a science exhibit at school:
And a musical performance:
We celebrated Chanukah.
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.
At the beginning of the Winter break, we went to an outdoor modern art installation:
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).
On January 2nd, went to Costco. Note to self… do not go to Costco on January 2nd.
On January 3rd, we celebrated Haga’s grandmother’s 100th birthday.
We had a big party.
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).
There were performances…
And we made sure everyone know their age…
Kenaz is in a primary soccer team.
Akiva is in a middle school sports team. He plays 4 different sports, baseball, basketball, soccer and volleyball through the year.
He is number 21, the tallest in his team.
Akiva plays a first base.
Bouldering became an official sports in Tokyo Olympic 2020. We have an indoor gym in our city.