Blogs and photos from the Matsusaka International friendship Seminar May 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Eating Natto and visiting Ise
Well its our first day in Japan and like any other day it starts by sharing breakfast together. Resident gastronomist Gabby demonstrates how to eat Natto (the Japanese cultural equilent of Vegemite)
After breakfast, we venture forth to the Ise Grand Shrine, via a few trains and to enjoy the village of Naiku. Unfortunately along the way sensei is accosted by a gang of youths and has to do some fast talking.
Arriving at Naiku we enjoy local foods from street stalls, do some sake tasting, see some taiko drumming and visit the shrine.