Yesterday, Adam and drove with Tomoko-sensei to Himeji to buy supplies for an orchid display we will be creating over the next week. The man we visited has thousands of rocks of various sizes, shapes, colors, and material. He also grows many orchids which he mounts on the rocks himself. After picking out a few baskets of rocks, a handful of orchids, and enjoying a cup of ume (plum) tea with the owner and his wife, we were on our way back to Awaji with a full trunk of materials for the upcoming display change.
Look forward to a more in depth post after the orchid exhibition is installed!