For dinner we all had decided we wanted to surprise Sensei to say thank you for all he does. It is hard to surprise a man who is the party guy especially when we are staying at his place and don't know where any restaurants are on our own. We had Megumi make reservations and drive and it was a grand time! Dinner was delicious. They were these Patty things with all kinds of fillings and toppings. We ordered a bunch and shared and our tables had flattops for us to cook them to our liking. We laughed and talked and I gave Sensei and Megumi their thank you gifts.
Sensei was so thankful and honored that we wanted to surprise him and do something special for him. At dinner he gave me advice for starting my studio business and again mentioned he is excited to come out and visit when I get it going.
I am so thankful for everything he has taught me and for opening up his studio and home to me. This experience has been more than amazing. Only a couple days left and then I am on my way to Okinawa for more adventure. Sensei is going to give me contact information of a potter he knows down there and has asked them to let me come visit. Who knows... maybe I'll get to make something too! Until next time, all the best for back home!