Well, I’ve been very busy. We had a party for the opening of “Ten-Sho-An”, followed by a training camp. About ten people got together for the opening ceremony and party.

And the next day was the camp. We used to hold the camp in Tokyo metro area in the past, but we couldn’t use the camp site because of the corona mess, so we held the camp at Ten-Sho-An.

After a brief self-introduction and an update, we had a “mochi-tsuki” (rice cake making) event. A few years ago, we had named the event “hikihanashi-mochi” (rice cakes stretched broken away) because many of the men had been separated from each other, but this time we decided to call it “awase-mochi” (rice cakes stuck with each other).

Some of the men came from Tokyo on bicycles, and we had the “Nagashi Somen” party (flowing Japanese bamboo noodles). It’s great that we can hold the Nagashi Somen in the garden.

By the way, it was a lot of work for about 20 people to attend the camp. Not only many people participated in the camp, but also many of them volunteered in various ways, which helped us a lot. Thank you very much.

English text translated with DeepL (Japanese to English) and checked by Mina.

Originally posted on August 10, 2020

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