Friday, May 9, 2014

Nap Time

Bamboo Shoots

Early spring is when the bamboo shoots emerge from the ground. Our neighbor encouraged us to dig as many as we could on his property. 

It's fun to look for them and Yoko made a lot of tasty dishes afterwards.

Playing with Boxes

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Keito Eating Movie

Keito Flying

Keito Sitting #2

He's getting better at sitting, and is very good at being cute.

Wild Boar

We went for a walk in the woods behind our house and were very surprised to find a wild boar caught in a trap.

Motoki was very excited and told us how one of his classmate's grandfather is a wild boar hunter. After we reported to the neighbors about thirty minutes later the trapper, who Motoki knew, arrived with a rifle.

Motoki was very eager to watch but we held back for a few minutes until after we heard the gunshot.
Apparently seeing the sight of a dead wild boar is about the most exciting thing for Mo, and he kept saying how he wanted to 'eat it'.

The hunter reckoned it would be a tasty boar as it was a young female with a lot of winter fat.
We were invited to watch the animal get butchered and received several pounds of meat.
Indeed it was delicious.

(Apologies to the vegetarians in the family).

Here are some pictures.