Two things were notable during my English class this afternoon. First, my students loved the cakes I brought back from Nagasaki for us to enjoy during tea time. Second, one of my students gave me a huge hug when she saw me. “Sensei, good to see you!” It feels good to be missed!
After my English class, I decided to take the long way back to the train station and walk through Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū Shrine. I haven’t been to visit in a few weeks and thought I might have a chance to see a little fall foliage. And who knows what else, I mean it’s Friday!
Check out these crowds! While I was there I observed three weddings and a plethora of school groups.
I walked up the stairs to the top of the Shrine to make my Christmas wish. (Layla, these stairs!) 😳😬
After sending off my Christmas wish, I was ready to find Fall foliage. It was my lucky day! Fall foliage and vermilion bridges.
Plus, a Torii gate.
I found a very secluded spot. The serenity was amazing.
I had to wait patiently to capture some of these pictures without too many people. Like I said, it was crowded.
As I walked back to the train station, I did a little Christmas shopping along Komachi Dori. It was a delightful afternoon doing things I enjoy: teaching, snapping pictures, and shopping! Happy Friday!