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Last pictures of Japan!

on June 7, 2010 by Nancy Bise

And so the trip comes to an end.

On Day 8 they took a ferry and a bus from Irako to Kyoto.  Pictures are a bit lacking here as Dr. Kwoun experienced motion sickness, so her photo-documentary skills were a bit challenged.  The ferry was outfitted to appear like a pirate ship.









Time constraints have kept me from adding the last remaining pictures until now, so here goes:

Following is a picture of our fearless travelers experiencing a meal of sushi.  As you can tell, the reaction was not universal.

Taylor Bell and Nijmeh Rapp's expressions are priceless!!!
Jarrod Ivie, in a feeding frenzy, gets attacked by an octopus arm

After a good meal, it was traditional Japanese karaoke in a private room.

Jessica Hilker rockin' out!
Taylor Bell wearing her new kimono!

Near the end of their travels, our students experienced a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at Kodaji Temple. 

Jarrod Ivie learns the traditional way to brew tea

 And it’s always very sad to leave our new friends behind . . . .

Nathan Avilez and a new friend. I was told his mom wouldn't let him bring it home.
Dr. Kwoun meets up with a friend while abroad thanks to Twitter!
Nijmeh Rapp and Hello Kitty!
Nathan Avilez appears to get a backrub from his new friend Pikachu!
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