Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wake Boarding!

We went wakeboarding with one of my co-workers, Yuki. We went to a smaller island off of Okinawa to this great beach. It was so much fun but really hard. I only got up about three times and it was only for a few second each but worth all the spills I took!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Children's Day

Every year Japan has a holiday week called Golden Week. All the schools and many businesses are closed and the whole country is on vacation. The week is comprised of holidays like Children's Day and Green Day. Children's Day celebrates the future of Japan through children. The people buy or make these wind kites that are supposed to represent carp. They hang one on their house for each male child. They also hang them in the parks and public places like in the picture.