We were lucky enough to spend a day with the lovely Vicky and her equally lovely family while in Hokkaido. We chatted, we visited a local hand-made glass shop, we visited a local historical site, and then ended up with lunch and a quick walk around Ecorin-mura. It didn't feel like a first meeting and the day sped by far too quickly, but both U and I felt the day was a highlight of our trip and hope to go back and visit again!
the ceiling of the bathroom of the glass shop -
Vicky instructed us to go to the bathrooms to check it out,poor U didn't realize why he was being ordered to the toilet,
but dutifully went (and then went again when he was shown my photos!)
long past the end of lotus flower season in Tokyo we spotted these beauties
Ecorin-mura, a delightful mix of gardens that we sadly had too little time to enjoy