Yesterday we climbed Mt. Ishizuchi, the highest mountain in western Japan. The colors were shocking, "The mountain is burning," said a woman in Japanese.
This climb includes chains.
Because we climbed it during "leaf-changing festival," many other pilgrims were there.
After the mountain we hitch-hiked back to the station and met up with Kaz and the Yano brothers for some Izakaya and Ume-shu. Coincidentally, the Izakaya was right next to the studio where Leigh and I helped make a commercial two weeks before. Leigh got to see the final version.
This morning Chuyan and Tasuku came over to say goodbye to Leigh.
Mrs. Yanagi took us to the train station. I miss Leigh already: my infinite sister leaves me infinitely more, and infinitely less. Now she is on her way to Tokyo to see Satoru!!! We are so lucky.