We were both given flowers and yukattas. (a summer version of a kimono, worn at festivals)
Sporting our new outfits.
A full-length shot. My yukatta kind of goes with the carpet, haha.
With the Kuji City Mayor.
Nate and I also gave speeches in Japanese. Here's the English version of my speech...
I originally had my speech written in Japanese to post here just for fun, but Blogger or this computer?, decided to automatically translate it to "English." (You'll see in a second why I have to put quotes around that.)
So now just for kicks, this is what happened when my speech was translated by the computer...(It makes me chuckle because this is sometimes how people here talk to me when they've used a Japanese to English on-line translation site.)...