|Persimmon caps and snow|
Once we arrived, of course, we looked them up. One of our first trips out of Tokyo was to join them on a trip. We ventured up north to Nagano Prefecture and soon found ourselves on top of a thatched roof trying to be helpful while also trying not to fall off. We stayed in our first ryokan and I visited their tambo (rice field), my first, and helped do a very little bit of field preparation. I also met my first sansai (mountain vegetables) and began learning that Japan is full of more good things than I could ever have imagined.
So, we're off to see them again and get in a little snow time. We're looking forward to a good visit and some nice chilly weather. Surely, more adventure awaits!