The theme is "foreign" this week for Photo Hunters.
I am posting these photos from my archives back in July/August 2006.
My husband and I took our first trip to Japan and the last 5 days of our 2 1/2 week trip was spent with our Japanese friends, Kenkichi and Yuki-ye on the island of Kyushu.
Our 5 days were filled with enjoying their home and being out and about the countryside.
This first photo is of my husband and me with Yuki-ye in front of Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.
These 2 photos show us with Kenkichi and Yuki-ye and members of their family.
We were on the top of Mt. Aso, on the island of Kyushu, peering down at the volcanic crater.
Sulfuric gasses were creating the steam in the photo.
Eventually an alarm was sounded and everyone had to leave due to the change of wind and dangerous gas fumes.
This is Yuki-ye's classroom with all the 4th graders in her school during their Saturday summer vacation classes.
My husband and I are sitting in the middle...I think we can spotted quite easily!
Yuki-ye is on her knees behind the first row of children on the left.
The children prepared a program about World Peace.
I had the pleasure of teaching these children and some of their mothers and siblings some good 'ole American Country Line Dancing.We brought home hundreds of wonderful photos.
It was hard to choose for this post.
The theme is "foreign"