I went to Ishigaki, Iriomote, and Taketomi islands for my Golden Week. It was my first time visiting Okinawa prefecture, and I had a great time! I was able to go kayaking, snorkeling, and I even was able to make my own Shi-sa.
Shi-sas are kind of like lions. They are popular in Okinawa, and they often are placed on the roofs of houses. They are believed to keep the people inside the house safe. More recently, people have begun to place them inside of their houses as works of art. I was lucky enough to go to a real pottery studio and make my own. It was fun, but it took four hours! I will have to wait a month until it is ready to be shipped to me here. Here are some pictures of it:
最近、はまっているのが、ガーデニングです！（ステキなガーデンを目指して奮闘中）ただ、初心者で・・・いつも水遣りを頑張り過ぎてしまうようで・・・ （＞＜） どなたかガーデニングに詳しい方、花を元気に育てるコツを教えて下さい～！