Kiyoko, my Nagasaki host mom has been staying at our place for the last week. In the meantime, she is sleeping in my room and I have been relocated to the basement. I have my laptop down here, my summer class work (Trigonometry), and a TV. She brought us some clothes from Japan as a gift and gave them to us today. Her son, Hideko also made us some pottery.
Mom and Kiyoko with Hideko’s pottery.
Mom got a jinbei.
And so did Dad.
I already had a jinbei, so she got me a yukata.
Mackenzie was at work when we got these gifts, so her pictures are at the end. Today, we all made sushi together!
Kiyoko doing some preparations.
Kiyoko taught Mackenzie how to fold paper cranes. Here are some of her creations.
Mom made the first roll. She was excited to go first.
We each made our own. This one was mine.
Sierra loves sushi, too.
Mackenzie made a simple cucumber and sesame roll.
All of our sushi.
Mom’s rolls after cutting.
My sushi again.
Mackenzie’s yukata. It suits her well.