We took the Shinkansen (the super express train) from Tokyo to Okayama in the morning, which took us more than 3 hours to get there.
The first workshop began at 12:30pm.
Using the interfacing, we made a bag with the orange peel pattern. After a short break during the workshop, students practiced embroidering with a special embroidery needle which had 2 eyes!
At the end of the workshop, everybody got together to take a picture.
The manager of the Okayama shop was a young lady who worked really hard and helped us a lot. Thank you!
Please take a look at the map below. The next workshop of the following day was in Takamatsu (A was where we were and B was where we were supposed to go next.) which was located across Seto Inland Sea. As soon as we said goodbye to the manager we headed to Takamatsu with a special train which went under Great Seto bridge.
The train looks like this ......
Here are pictures that we took on a train and it was the best time to enjoy the sunset!
The 2nd day in Takamatsu
Takamatsu is a city which is famous for Udon. Have you ever heard of Udon before?
Udon is a kind of Japanese noodle which is made of wheat flour. It usually comes with a cup of cold soup (Zaru-Udon) or is in a bowl of hot soup (Kake-Udon).
We had Zaru-Udon and Kamatama-Udon (the local speciality) for lunch.
The noodles were very chewy and tasted great!
The 2nd workshop began at 12:30pm as well as the last one.
One of the students brought a backpack using my old collection "American Country which was made for her boy.