The Williams Lake library’s Armchair Travel program travels to Japan for Japanese New Year (Osho-Gatsu) 2012 with Carl Johnson and his wife Sherry, on Thursday, Feb. 9 starting at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited.
The Johnsons celebrated New Year’s Day 2012 with the Kawaharas in Togo-cho, Satsumasendai-shi, Kagoshima-ken, Japan.
Travel with the Johnsons as they cook takoyaki and yakiniku, stand on the rim of an active volcano, have lunch with students in kindergarten, luxuriate in a sauna, stroll through a Japanese Garden, and consort with samurai and ninja warriors.
Go with them as they take in the nightlife, be buried alive in hot volcanic sand, soak their feet in one of the world’s largest foot baths, sleep in the world’s largest outdoor hotel, eat deer sashimi, and conduct Pirates of the Caribbean with an elementary band club.
Observe with them how the Japanese adapt to the cold without central heating; tour southern Japan through the eyes and experiences of Carl and Sherry.