arita and hirado

10 April 2009

We took our MWR maps and Dad's good navigational skills to do some driving adventures around here the last 2 days. Yesterday we went to Arita and Imari (big pottery towns) and saw lots of neat pottery... Mom found some treasures! :) We also went by the Noritake China Outlet where she found a really neat Christmas china plate. I didn't take a ton of pictures as we were mostly shopping, but I did get a few. It's been great weather, too!

pottery shopping in arita

nice day in arita

here's one of the shops we went into...
pottery shopping in arita

Today we headed out the other direction to Hirado Island and toured the Hirado Castle. Took a few more pictures today. :)

shrine, hirado island


another part of the castle

mom/dad hirado castle

We have tomorrow (Saturday) to relax and pack up and do any last minute shopping here, and then Sunday we head to Fukuoka to spend the day and see a neat mall Ben and I like. I have to sadly leave them in Fukuoka Sunday night because I have to be back at school Monday morning! They fly out from Fukuoka airport on Monday morning and head back to the states.

We've had fun exploring and it's been great showing them around where we live and our life here. :) Hope everyone has a Happy Easter Weekend! Praise Him, He is risen!!


Melissa said...

looks like so much fun! the pictures are really pretty :) what fun to be exploring with your parents. Have a wonderful Easter!