Our friend Amy visited from Seoul a few weeks ago. Since she lives in the big city, we though we’d partake in some real bumpkiny Nakatsu activities!
First we popped by the local kagura (Japanese ritual dance) festival. This kagura featured a priest taming an oni, or demon, well-played by a rambunctious kid.
Then we went to the cosmos festival, where huge chunks of the valley were covered in cosmos flowers! There was much frolicking.
We went to Kanairo Onsen afterwards, and it was magical. The dark, mountainous trek to and from there…well, we won’t talk about that. Sometimes I think we should get a car after all.
The following Tuesday, when I returned to work, John and Amy went to Harmonyland! Not taking that day off will forever remain one of my major life regrets. 😦