Thursday, September 06, 2007


The other day we made our way to Amanohashidate (天橋立). It is reported to be one of the three most beautiful sights in Japan. The peculiarity of it all is that one is supposed to look at it upside down in order to fully and truly appreciate it's beauty. It is a time honoured tradition complete with do-it-yourself handrails, viewing platform and safety screening for those who might topple over backwards. The safety screening looked quiet well used which caused me to wonder how many people rolled down the mountain in days of yore before safety screening was invented.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Hey Will and Aukje

Greetings from Canada! It's hard to believe how quickly time flies--already you've been in Japan over 3 years. Thanks for taking the Gos there!

Things here are a-bustling with back-to-school, work and fall activities. We just got a new senior pastor (starts next sun) after 1.5 years of no one in that position. Really, it is time(in the words of Lion King) and a God-send! How is your work/min in Japan? Will, how's the Japanese coming?! I could imagine it hasn't been easy, but am praying it will come more easily in the days to come.

Dad is busy at work with jobs with a company in Israel and several other overseas companies (whose names escape me!). Ashley's now at home, with her pom--chi, Hustler, who we all love!

We think of and pray for you guys, though the letters have definitely lacked. I have thought of you both more particularly as I am studying TESL at Humber and am setting my sights on Japan as a possible place to teach next year. Actually, I also met an International Japanese student, Yumi, at York U last year, and it has been a treat getting to know her. We've become pretty good friends, and it is always interesting to hear about Japanese culture and her family.

Could you give me any advice regarding teaching English in Japan (or life there and getting there)? Any godly counsel? I'd love to keep in touch with you, now that I found this wonderful blog of yours! Thanks for all the pictures and for sharing a little about what it's like learning and growing in Japan!

Hope to hear from you soon! Oh, yeah, my email is if you'd like to write back (I may not respond if you just write here)!