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August, 2018

It’s been very very hot throughout in Japan.
It’s very hot in Nagasaki too.

Many things went on in AKARI in August and we have welcomed many guests.

On August 9th, we brought thousands of paper cranes to hypocenter.
And we donate them while wishing for peace.

On 15th of August, Syorou Nagashi, 精霊流し, was held.
It’s an annual event based on buddhism.
They make a ship for their relative who passed away this year or last year.
Ship is said to go to heaven on 15th of August at once.
Ships are decorated with many things that loved one used to like.
They carry the ships to Nagasaki port.
On the way to the port, they make fire on firecracker because noisy sounds let the souls stay away from bad things.

This guest had a happy birthday in August.
We celebrated his birthday with other guests bu singing happy birthday.
She made a surprise for him by decorating balloons and cake.
It was a happy moment.

He is a guest from Netherlands.
He was such a kind guy because he brought us coffee or some snacks almost every morning. Thank you so much for your kindness.

He likes kids.

They are cute guests from also Netherlands!

How cute she is!

It’s been very hot, but guests like them ease the hotness.
Thank you so much.
From tomorrow, it’s going to be September.
We hope the sun will be tired..
Thanks for reading!

January

Hi, everyone!
It’s cold in Nagasaki city.

In January, we had guests who are college students from USA!
They were so nice and we had a great time with them 🙂
Thank you so much for your stay!

On the last day, each student had a presentation about what they discovered or learned about Japan.
It was interesting to know how American students feel about Japan and what is interesting about Japan for them.

After the presentation, we threw a farewell party.
We served them Sara Udon which is one of Nagasaki specialities.

We had a really nice time with them!
We hope they also enjoyed their stay in Nagasaki and come back to Nagasaki again.

In the middle of January, we had heavy snow.
This is a neighbor of Hostel AKARI.

As February starts, they already started preparing Lantern Festival that is going on between 16th Feb and 4th Mar.
We’re so excited.

We made an original information board.
If you have an opportunity, please have a look at it and enjoy the festival.

Recently, we have many family guests.
This cute family is from Spain.
Look at baby’s face, he is so cute 🙂

This family is from Taiwan.
They went to Bio Park, which is a zoo in Nagasaki,
They enjoy the zoo!
Thank you for your stay!

It’s getting cold in Japan.
Take a good care of yourself everybody.
See you soon!

Autumn is coming.

Breezy wind is blowing in Nagasaki.
Autumn is coming.

These two guests met here and became friends.
They look so alike.
Their smiles made me smile 🙂

This is a souvenir from guests from Czech Republic.
Its design is very nice 🙂

This is a ship used for Nagasaki festival called « Okunchi ».
It’s going to be held on 7th, 8th and 9th of October.

This picture was taken from inside tram that runs Nagasaki city.
It’s near Dejima.

We threw a takoyaki party.
We cooked so many takoyaki!

Looks so yummy!

We’re glad everybody was happy with the party!
These guests, also our friends :),  are from Switzerland.
Thanks for coming all the way to Nagasaki!

We hope you have a good time in this Autumn!
Have a great day!!