I had been planning to come to Nagoya ever since the Hida family invited me to stay with their daughter Nanako, and at long last, I made it through the mountains to the city. Nanako, cute as a button, met me at the supermarket near her house, and from the moment of our introduction to my takeoff three mornings later, we were talking and sharing our ideas and hopes and beliefs about the young twenty-something age we find ourselves in.
Over the weekend, we cooked macaroni and cheese, had fun at the festival her University put on for the weekend holiday, had a dinner party with her friends, walked Nagoya Castle, stayed up till two every night chatting and laughing. It was hard to leave Tuesday morning.
The long promised hospitality was met and overwhelmingly surpassed. Can’t wait to see Nanako again, in Japan or maybe Europe! Hola, amiga!