Pottery shopping...

08 March 2008

Today was neat. Earlier this week I got asked to go out for a day of shopping and exploring with a few of the teachers I work with. I decided it would be a nice way to get to know them a little better, plus we were going to places I hadn't been before, so I accepted and met up with them this morning to start our adventures. It ended up being a longer day than any of us thought, but it was fun and we saw some cool things! We started out by going to the Noritake Factory, its like an outlet I guess with all kinds of cool china, and every couple of months they have a sale - which this weekend was a part of, and everything was 20% off! I didn't buy anything, but definitely found some things I would have liked to! Then we went and ate at an authentic Japanese Steak House - where they cook the food in front of you! It was very yummy and filling! I was ready for a nap after that, but our day had just begun! We then trecked on to this village (that I cant for the life of me remember how to spell or even say) where there were TONS of shops full of authentic Japanese pottery! There were so many neat things, and it was so pretty. Here are a few pictures.

porcelain bridge


neat building

plate in the wall

We ended the day in Arita, where we visited a Porcelain Puppet museum, and got served some tea in the home of a very sweet Japanese woman that one of the teachers knows.

porcelain puppet show

I can't wait to take Ben around when he gets home so he can see all the pretty scenery and pottery. All in all it was a good day, and I just wanted to share my latest Japanese adventure with you, our dear friends. I will take any of you there if you come to visit us! =)

Hope you all are having a nice weekend. Only a few more weeks and Ben will be home!!!


Marcie said...

Wow, that looks beautiful! Sounds like a great time. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Miss you!

mattandsteph said...

Sounds like fun Kristi!

Charity and Tony said...

That sounds like a fun time with some of the other teachers. The pottery looks awesome!

Cass said...

Hey, Kristi ....
What kind of camera do you and Ben have? Your photos are always so crisp and bright - do you tinker with them first or are they as is??
I've been wondering that for awhile .... :)

Reagan said...

That sounds awesome! I love the pictures of little japanese villages in the mountains...very pretty. Also Happy 1 year anniversary!!!!!