Sometimes on the JET Programme, you’re lucky enough to meet some exceptional people. I happen to have met a few in my time here, and I feel so blessed to have met and spent time with Ichikawa-sensei.
Ichikawa-sensei invited me into his home last October to watch a Kagura performance with his family. The experiences of staying with a Japanese family, sharing dinner with them, and witnessing a mesmerizing Shinto performance, are some of my most cherished moments in Japan.
I’ll never forget that night, and I’ll forever be grateful for it. I hope those who come to Japan may be so lucky.