July 17, 2006
Ocean Day

Today is Umi no Hi, Ocean Day, and even though I’m nowhere near the ocean, water is playing a large role in my holiday weekend.

It’s raining here in Matsudai where I’m helping Hanako to put together the Hotta Rakashi Memorial Museum for the Echigo-Tsumari Triennial which opens on Friday. We’ve been thoroughly soaked walking in an unexpected warm summer downpour. The room we are transforming into a gallery has transformed into a lake in one leaky corner. Everything this weekend seems to be damp, but battling the water is creating a sense of comaradarie.

One way water has not played a role in the weekend: no opportunity to bathe or shower since we arrived. Maybe I should stop writing and go upstairs to see if the dormatory’s spiderweb coated shower room actually works. Or perhaps I’ll simply step outside and wait for the next deluge…

Posted by kuri at July 17, 2006 06:55 AM

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