Had a good family day out, and saw many Yudanaka locals.
From Making mochi-rice to entertaining the crowd that gathered…
Great to see the 1000 or so people that got together to support the Welfare Center’s gala day.
The Welfare center is located just below Yudanaka Station (see map) or see Yama-no-uchi Webpage
Meeting Nakayama-san an olympic Athlete, and seeing his portraits was a rare chance
- Sell, sell, sell…not quite but some yummy local Yamanouchi apple juice
Yudanaka Judo Club took care of ...er....security^-^
Kids loved it all!!
Young Mums Band played Ponyo Ponyo and Totoro theme songs and gave us all smiles, even the fish we had just caught^-^
You name it, they sold it...or gave it out for free which suits my Scottish ancestry^-^
Rock soba? - tastes good!
Drummers, some on wheel chairs, entertained us for more than 30minutes
Please Check out their next performance
Sashimi? ...of course we all had to have some...actually that's one big reason why I am back in Japan....yum^-^
Unfortunately we didn't just eat them (like I usually prefer), the kids had to 'look after them'. Sorry fish. I only managed to let 3 out of five fish be put in our pond...the 2 here were 'looked after'...boo hoo
Staff from our local government tourist association were out helping things run smoothly too