Yes, It’s been some time since I’ve written. It’s been busy, teaching English and all that. This weekend was a huge festival in Asakusa involving a shrine carried by men in fundoshi and wearing happi coats. Walking to work at 9am on Sunday morning seeing the Asahi cans strewn around the streets did not really add to the traditional ambience. My co-worker said that the festival went on to something amzing … but by that time I was at work.