Sunday, February 15, 2009


I've been on a number of free whale watching trips recently and have been anxious to repay the boat owners with a gift. So I baked six loaves of cinnamon bread this weekend and made a bunch of house visits. At one house, the owner of the boat lives with his mother. I recognized her as one of the cute old ladies who always greet me with such sweet kindness. She wouldn't let me go empty-handed, so she sent me home with a bag of potatoes easily outweighing the value of my bread.

Today I stopped by the Zamami 'fair', where all the old ladies showcase their vegetables. I picked up this massive head of lettuce for 100yen, or about a U.S. dollar.

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