Momotaro Theatre Group
This was a troup (a large family actually) based in Fukuoka who travel around the country. I couldn't understand a lot of the performance. I got to speak to some of the members on the ferry the next day
Bouquet Vending Machine
Sacks of rice is one thing, but really?!?! The caption at the top says: "We support your needs 24 hours a day. You can buy fresh flowers anytime." Man, I just gotta get me some flowers!
Back at the red umbrella for my birthday celebrations. Quite a few people showed up - more came later
The aim of the game was to push a bottle along the course with sticks
Part of the same race as the wheelbarrow race. The men had to blow up a balloon and the women had to sit on it!
For the preschoolers and the grandparents. The kids got a balloon and a packet of chips
Grandparent Relay 2
Grandparent Relay 3
This girl's Mum acted as Grandma
Primary School Relay
In this race the kids were given instructions and had to find someone in the crowd that fit a certain criterion. I was chosen as an October born person and had to skip around the course barefoot - ouch!
Fill The Bottle Relay
A relay to see which team could fill the bottle first
Fill The Bottle 2
3 Legged Race
The junior high kids did a three legged race
The boy thought he'd give his Mum a sporting chance
Carry The Ball
If you dropped the ball you have to stop and put it back in your "basket"
The primary school, and some not there yet, performed a Bon-Odori, a traditional dance done during the O-Bon festival
Obviously not really basketball
Throw The Balls
The aim of this game was to get as many balls as possible into the net - there were two teams
Tug Of War
I was in the Nibu team for the Millipede relay. We were the last group in our relay team and had a lot to catch up
Millipede Race 2
We came last, but were still cheered on for the final few metres!
Nibu From Hill
Looking to Nibu (and my apartment building) from a nearby hill
Another taiphoon off the coast of Tokyo - ages from here - nearly blew us away anyway!
Looking to Nishinoshima and Ama from Chibu
A little foal in Chibu
Island Off Chibu
This little island is the first thing you see when arrving in Oki from the mainland
My New Bike!
This is the new scooter that my work bought me (well, my position anyway)
On the first day of Waku Waku world, 12 Shimane JETs did activities with primary school kids that represent our countries. I did Aboriginal dot painting with my 2 groups - thanks Mick!
Dot Painting 2
Sorry for the darkness - Jason (NZ), my predecessor, taught his group of kids how to do poi!
Clink taught his group how to navigate traditional Thai dress
A view of Lake Shinji from Sun Lake, Hirata
A very interesting car we spotted in Matsue. I think it looks more like lego than a real car!
Cooking Day 1
This is us on the cooking day component of Waku Waku World in Hirata. There were about 8 CIRs involved
Vanessa and I cooked pikelets all day on 20 October
Eily and Estelle made "Irish" choc chip cookies
Cydnee says she's often asked if she is from Sydney
Cooking Day 2
There were also some local ladies cooking various things for the locals
It was a big festival. A blue grass band played for a while. You can see in the background, outside a boy reaching into a barrel to grab his prize - a live eel!
Terrible photo of a very cute and tiny frog at Margaret's apartment in Izumo
Every now and then I go along to these afternoons for old people. This time two friendly policeman (neither from Chibu) talked to us about watching out for con-men disguised as door-to-door salesmen, yee hah!
Number of photos: 43
Page updated: Monday, 21 March 2005