Friday, May 3, 2013

Tottori Prefecture: Closing Events

 Arriving at the Closing Dinner on Sunday evening
 Students address the audience

 Dancing to Cotton Eyed Joe

 General Director Yamashita-san of Tottori Prefectural International Exchange Foundation
 After the formalities

 Time to go
 Monday morning bus awaits
 Lots of ways to say goodbye...

 ...including a new hair piece
 Bus is off from Tottori City at 7:00 AM
 Settling in for the four hour bus ride to Kansai Airport...
 ...past rural mountain villages on the north coast of western Japan... Osaka on the south side of western Japan...
 ...and Kansai Airport where massage chairs give the group a brief respite from 28.5 hours of travel back to Essex, Vermont

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tottori Prefecture Day Five
 Creative play on a long bus ride

 Ecoma plastic wood production

 Raw material, car bumpers, TV casings and bottle caps
 A commissioned bench under production
 More local media
 Yonago National College of Technology
 Building... of these

 Wind powered rider and LED headlight

 Workspace for students of Architecture
 Robotics demonstration

 Time to say good bye
 Student conference on the bus

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tottori Prefecture Day Four
 Tottori University Arid Land Research Center

 Tottori Wind Power Station

 Tottori University of Environmental Studies