I’ll be honest: for our first day of Silver Week we rested. Josh wasn’t feeling too well and I was pretty exhausted myself from the last two weeks. We slept in and I got to Skype some family back home for the first time since I got here- I also got to see my cat Ambrosia but she pretended not to recognize me. Maybe I should have tried explaining where I was going a little better to her.
Eventually around lunch time we decided to skip up to Ninokuchi and eat some delicious and affordable Kappa Sushi with our friend Bethany. We then bonded over some old anime music videos that we had made in middle school back at her apartment. On the way back home, we noticed a sizeable Shinto shrine, but I noticed that we were in Kume-cho. “Could this be part of Kume-Dera Temple?” I thought. I’ve seen Kashihara Shrine many times by now, but I kept seeing “Kume-Dera Temple” on maps and could never find it. We walked a little ways past the shrine and discovered a whole spread out area with many different temple structures dedicated to Buddha inside! It was a beautiful sight to see with my loved one as the sun was setting. :3
I felt like this was a wonderful way to start our Silver Week together- tomorrow we’re headed out to Osaka to meet up with the other Nashville JETs that became so near and dear to my heart during the Unites States and Tokyo Orientations!
Some pictures from Kume-Dera Temple: