Sunday, February 9, 2014

Yuki Matsuri (Snow Festival)

   This week started out pretty slow, but on Wednesday we got to go to Sapporo and go to the Yuki Matsuri (Snow festival)!!   It's very famous here in Japan and they have one every year! There are tons of ice/snow sculptures!  Some are small and some are really big! There was one that was like a castle and every 15 minutes or so they would play a light show. They would light up the sculpture and have music that went along with it! It was so cool! But it was really cold and by about 8 the snow was coming down pretty hard. So me and Kuroki Shimai went to get dinner, but it was too cold for us to use chopsticks so it was pretty funny.  There was so many people at the festival!!  I haven't seen so many not-Japanese people in a long time. We even met a couple from America. He is in the Navy and currently stationed in Tokyo.  His wife served a mission and so we were talking with her for a while. It was a really fun night!!
   The next day, Thursday, we had a zone conference with 2 other zones in Sapporo. We had the mental health doctor there as well as the normal doctor in charge of all the Japan missions. And mom you won't belive who was there!! So the mental Health doctor is Moris Grahm (not sure about the spelling).   Anyway him and his wife were there. They went to Scandinavia on the cruise with their 2 grand daughters. They are from Hawaii, but are on their mission in Tokyo. She didn't really remember me but it was still fun to see them. They talked about a lot of great things at the conference about how we can strengthen our relationships; the relationships with our companion, the members and our investigators.
   Sorry this is so short, but I have to go now!
Have a good week!!! Love you all!! Thanks for everything!!
Morrison Shimai

Pictures are from the snow festival, a holiday where they wear monster masks, and yes - Jazmyne eating sushi rolls, and a One Direction poster in the subway station.

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