We took a train (two transfers) to their neighborhood and were met at the subway by the ambassador. We walked about ten minutes to his house, then enjoyed a buffet dinner of Japanese goodies, conversation, and the end of the sumo wrestling match finals on TV. Finally we had a "paper, rock scissors" contest to see who would win the four chocolate sumo wrestlers she had bought. We were there about four hours and it took about an hour and a half each way on the train.
|Mosaic murals at the Yokohama subway station|
|Chinese, Peruvian and American students around Professor Israel at subway station|
|Snow on the ground|
|Pakistani matrimonial chairs|
|Ginny Anami and I|
|Ambassador Anami, me,and ProfessorTao Xie. The amassador noted that I am between China and Japan, hopefully a bridge to friendship|
|Students listening to Anami stories|