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S: My Life in Japan

FC: My Life in Japan Tsubata, Ishikawa 2009-2011

1: I spent two years as an Assistant Language Teacher on the JET Programme in Ishikawa Prefecture, Tsubata Town, Japan. I taught at Tsubata Junior High School, Tsubata Elementary School and Agata Elementary School from 2009-2011. I also taught a family in Tsubata, the Kamogawas, once a week. During the my free time, I traveled, went on driving adventures, studied flower arranging, attended school events, volunteered at international events, took fitness classes, tried all kinds of Japanese foods and more! Enjoy the photos!

2: Shinjuku at night! | First stop: Tokyo Orientation! | Park Hyatt Hotel bar | First meal in Japan! | Pokemon plane! | Tokyo Orientation roomies! | Orientation presentations

3: Arriving in Tsubata! | The streets and houses of Tsubata

4: The Tsubata Festival During the last weekend of July every year, Tsubata holds a community festival. There are dance and music performances, food stalls and a sumo tournament! I spent the weekend with Miyakawa-san from the BOE and his family!

6: Pre-school Visits with Christy and International Day for Elementary Students in Tsubata!

7: Omicho Market | Climbing Mt. Fuji and Exploring Kanazawa with Tracy & Dave | Mt. Fuji | Ninja Temple | Kenrokuen Garden


10: Rigata Race & Nagashi Somen in Tsubata

11: Prime Minister, Taro Aso, Speaks in Tsubata! | A welcome note from Tsubata Elementary and my Mitsubishi Toppo!

12: Undokai at Tsubata Junior High! | Capture the Flag | Awards Ceremony

14: First Trip to the Noto!!! | Dinner at Nihonkai, Karaoke, Suzu Salt Soft Cream, the Lighthouse and Lamp Onsen

15: Silver Week in Osaka & Biwako with Melanie

16: Osaka Fun!

17: Relaxing in Biwako!

18: Exploring the Fall Colors at Mt. Tateyama in Toyama!

19: Trick or Treat. Be so sweet. Give me something good to eat.

21: Tsubata JHS Bunkasai

23: Long Weekend in Fukui!

24: Obama City & Tojinbo

25: Good Times in the Noto!

26: Christmas and End of the Year Celebrations with JETs and the Board of Education Staff

27: Winter Ikebana Arrangements

28: Christmas in Bali

29: Hanging out at the Hotel! | Balinese Dance Show

30: Temples, Rafting, Dancing and Booze on the Beach!

31: Singapore for New Years!

32: Exploring Singapore! | Arab Street, Chinatown, Zen Garden and Hawker Centre!

33: Reunion with Su Hui and Katie!

34: Visiting Chris, Jody and Indy in Shizuoka!

35: Tsubata Speech Contest & Hatagenpei New Years Party | The English club girls | Hatagenpei group lunch | Eating with the Kamogawas

36: 80s for Haiti and Casino Night!!

37: A Long Weekend in Nagano with Ginny, Brett and Kris!

40: Agata Elementary 6th Grade Graduation Ceremony

41: Tsubata Junior High 9th Grade Graduation Ceremony

42: Mom and Don's Visit! Himeji, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tsubata & Kanazawa

45: HANAMI 2010

46: Hanami in Ishikawa & A Berry Noto Birthday | Kenrokuen Light-Up | Kaga Cherry Blossoms

48: First trip to Target Field! | First Trip Back Home - Minnesota and Chicago!!! | Fancy Dinner with Dad | Target Field with Dad and Nicki! | Neighborhood Reunion!

50: Baking Cookies with English Club and Home Economics Club at Tsubata JHS!

51: My Bungee Jump in Gunma!

52: Floating Lanterns on the Asano River to Kick Off the Hyakumangoku Festival!

53: Leah and Ginny after dancing | Nanao Yosokoi Festival & 8K Race in Komatsu! | Foot onsen with Brett | More awesome dancing! | The all-male yosokoi group

54: Suzu Cabin Adventure!

55: More Farewell Parties in the Noto!

56: JET Scavenger Hunt

57: Sobetsukai Prom with the JETs at the 21st Century Art Museum in Kanazawa!

58: Hanging out in Yanagida | Abare Matsuri in Ushitsu! | Festival food stalls | Fire and the kiriko | Exploring Wajima

60: Christy's Sobetsukai BBQ with the Little Earth International Club

61: Save Ginny! | Noto Aquarium! | Dolphin show! | Brett, Ginny, Leah and I!

62: Christy & Joe's Sobetsukai with the BOE

63: Exploring Kaga!

64: Tanabata with the Kamogawas!

65: Hiking Mt. Hakusan with Leah

66: Festival in Kanazawa with Carolyn & Melissa!

67: Dinner with Geisha and the Rotary Club in Kanazawa

68: Welcome Parties for New JETs and End of Summer Festivities!

69: Shelly Comes to Japan!

70: Exploring Tokyo!

71: Hanging out in Kawaguchiko! | Chris and Indy joined us for a day!

72: Checking Out Kyoto in the Heat!

73: The Day We Met Paul Stanley!

74: Driving Around the Noto, Chirihama, Kanazawa and Tsubata!

76: Welcome Parties & Christy's Birthday

77: Agata Elementary Undokai

78: Tsubata Junior High Undokai Theme: Reach for the Top

79: The Most Amazing Sunset at Ganmon Sea Cave!

80: Holly's Visit!

81: Bike break! | Exploring Kawaguchiko! | Kampai! | So much ice cream!

82: Hiroshima & the Carp Game!

83: Kyoto & Ishikawa

85: Dressed as Hantz!

86: A Weekend at Daijoji Temple! | A very "relaxing" weekend with Haydn

87: Thanksgiving with Keiko-san & Yokohama with Anu! | Craft Beers! | Aquarium Lights!

88: Good Times in the Fall! Ikebana, Wajima, Kanazawa and Tsubata

89: Carolyn's Birthday & Christmas Party with the Kamogawas



92: Tsubata English Speech Contest Grades 6-8

93: Hatagenpei with the Little Earth International Club


96: A Long Weekend in Sapporo

97: Our Amazing Hotel! | Upgraded to a Suite!

98: Snow Sculptures at the Yuki Matsuri!

100: Shiroi Koibito Park & Ishiya Chocolate Factory

101: Sapporo Beer Museum!

102: Quick Trip to Yokohama! | JET Leavers Conference 2011

103: Sunday Driving Fun with Chelsea

104: A Morning in Kanazawa with Little Earth | Breakfast of Champs!

105: Random Adventures with Melanie and Chelsea

106: Hanami 2011: Spring in Kanazawa

108: Random Nights Out with JET friends!

109: My 25th Birthday!

110: Line Dancing with Little Earth! | Small Dinner Gathering at Chelsea's

111: Shanghai & Beijing with Maggie Golden Week 2011

112: Out and About in Shanghai! The Bund, Yu Yuan Garden, Nanjing Lu, Huangpu District

114: High Speed Train Riding! | A "Relaxing" Day Trip to West Lake | Hot Pot Dinner with Maggie

115: A Night on the Town of Shanghai | A Night Boat Cruise | Shanghai Acrobats

117: On to Beijing!!!

118: Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace & the Streets of Beijing

119: Delicious Dinner on the Town! | Boat Ride to the Zoo!

121: The Great Wall of China

122: Night Market Fun! Maggie eating silkworm | Peking Duck time!

123: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square & the Daoist Temple

124: Last Night Out in Hou Hai! | Dinner, Drinks and an Amazing Sunset!!! | The drink that made me oh so sick.

125: Day Trip to Shirakawago | Back in Japan..

127: Hyakumangoku Festival Kick Off with the Floating Lanterns!

128: Hyakumangoku Festival Parade!

129: Dancing in the Streets of Kanazawa!

130: A Day Hike on the Super Rindo Highway!

131: Good Times with Christy & Yohei!

132: Sobetsuprom at the 21st Century Art Museum in Kanazawa!

134: Every Wednesday, Melissa, Carolyn , Christy and I went to ikebana lessons in Kanazawa. Here are some of our creations! | Oh how we laughed... | GOOD TIMES AT ARCO AFTERWARDS! | We love ikebana

135: There was a photo booth to take fun group photos and we had a bunch of arcade games brought in as well. There was fun to be had by all! | Mobile Uploads of the Day

136: Fun Times with the Kamogawas!

137: Last Trip to Nihonkai!

138: Open Cafe, Senmaida, Morning Market & Mitsukejima Island | Other Noto Adventures!

139: Hiroshima Carp Game in Fukui | Hi Slyly! | My student's grandfather

140: Chelsea's Birthday Party in the Inaka of Tsubata!

141: Abare Matsuri 2011: Final Noto Weekend

142: Flatt's By the Sea! | Best Food in the Noto!

143: Farewell Lessons at JHS and Agata Elementary

144: 2nd to Last Week at Tsubata Elementary! | 5th Grade Students

145: School Lunch and Cleaning Time

146: My Farewell Party with Little Earth at Shinrin Koen!

147: Kahoku Rotary Club Fishing Day!

148: Saying Goodbye to Agata Elementary

150: Last Lessons at Tsubata Elementary

151: Karaoke with the Tsubata BOE Bucho! | Such a random night!

152: Saying Goodbye to Tsubata JHS Students

154: The last "readddddy break!" | Final Farewell to Tsubata JHS Teachers

156: Saying Goodbye to Tonya, Brian and Carolyn with a Delicious Sushi Dinner!

157: Karaoke with the BOE Crew!

158: Last Ikebana and Arco Night! | Such fun with Oohata!

159: Final Karaoke at Tsubata's 310

160: Final Goodbyes!

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