We have had a few days of rest from the heavier issues we have been exposed to in Japan. It has been a good time to collect our thoughts and process our experiences thus far. As a team we have been able to experience the beauty of Japan on our days off; myself and Kyle we went to Nikko which a 2 1/2 hour bus ride outside of Tokyo. It looked like Japan in historical movies, with the old temples and beautiful flowers and trees everywhere. Yesterday as a team we went to a festival in the streets of Shibuyaand stumbled into a Bob Marley festival and Jamaican flags everywhere, where Mary and I finally were able to get the Thai pants we have been dreaming about for 7 years!
There have been a lot of doors opening in Tokyo for us and therefore we have decided to stay another week in Tokyo and less time in Osaka before we head home. We keep meeting people and being introduced to people who have been trying to create some kind of awareness and assistance in the aream of prostitution in Japan. This has been an eye opening and amazing experience so far and I am looking foward to learning more. Thank you everyone for your support! xo