Between School, And Bukatasu (School Club activities) I'm drained by the end of the day!
But Id like to share with you some interesting things that have happened in the past weeks!!!
So, this picture is of a Christian church I visited....
I really enjoy visiting the Buddhist Temples here in Japan, But Ill admit I missed my church back home in America, So when one of my Brazilian friends invited me to her church, I decided to go! Its a smaller church, and most of the members are young, but I felt really welcomed.
It wasnt too different from my church back home. The church that I attend in America is conducted in Spanish, and the church I visited here was conducted in Portuguese (the languages are similar) So I could follow!
The Christian community is very close here in Toyohashi. In comparison with America, a country founded on religious ideas, It is at the forefront of American Culture, and many people identify with a religion.
Here in Japan, from my experience, its less common. Of course many people are Buddhist, but many of my friends don't identify with any religion at all!
I remember seeing an interview on TV about 2 weeks ago about brides in Japan, many of them want a Christian wedding....they want to wear the white dress! But when asked if they wanted to convert to Christianity, one bride replied...."Of course not, I just like the wedding tradition.....
So Christians are the minority here....but its interesting that I happen to meet so many of them!
This day they were making balloon animals for donations for their church.
They were so friendly, and you know its always nice to meet someone who speaks your language!
In Japan....its a must, no questions asked, no buts about it....YOU MUST PUT UP THE PEACE SIGN WHEN YOU TAKE A PICTURE hahaha.
Most people don't even think about it before they do it. Its like a default pose for every young Japanese person!
its natural for them! its become natural for me as well.....When in Rome....
When in Japan.......
..........I went to Nagoya.....for about the 10th time (lol) but it was great because I had another day with the Hattoris, which is always a pleasure
We visited the Nagoya police agency and I learned more about Japans gun control laws, and some of the challenges they are currently facing....
The police station has a museum type area about traffic safety, police uniforms, and types of vehicles that are used in law enforcement.
You can try on some of the hats the Japanese police officers use!
Quite stylish if you ask me!
Don't I look cool????
Mrs. Hattori even tired an interactive bicycle game!