September 24-26, 2003: Kyushu block meeting
|We had a torrential rain in the morning in Oita. I was sent to the bus terminal by my husband with car. I took an express bus to Kumamoto.|
|When the bus entered Aso volcanic crater, the weather was becoming clear and finally fine sky in Kumamoto city.
A monument of Kiyomasa Kato's armor helmet is set on Daikou bridge.
|I got off the bus at Kumamoto bus center and arrived the meeting site in a hotel nearby. The massive stone wall of Kumamoto castle reminds me of the great building work of the old workers.|
|My hotel faces the canal of Kumamoto castle.|
|I soon checked the site to be used as the block meeting from tomorrow.|
|In the evening, some members from Kumamoto branch joined me and started to prepare the site.|
|September 25: The first day
I got up before six in the morning. The weather looks like fine today as well.
|The main theme is hang down at the hall.|
|The receptionists are ready with a beautiful flower vase on the table.|
|In the lobby is an exhibition demonstrating the proper amount of meal per day for housewife.|
|On the left is a proper amount of food to be taken by a house wife.|
|Each group from Kyushu block brought-in smock aprons to be recommended to the members.|
|Nabeboushi (hot cover) is sometimes called "another burner" of a cooking range. Many kinds of Nabeboush were displayed today.|
|Nasu Farm experience school is displayed here on the panel.|
Report by Nagano