Maputosimon, an Englishman in Imabari
Please watch this space for a full report on our stay in Imabari, including why I ended up walking across a car park at midnight in half-size hawaiian-print sandals!
We stayed with Mr Noma, a teacher and 6th-Dan Aikido player. During our stay, we were invited to attend an English class for children, and a large Aikido class in the City Gym, both of which we were dropped into teaching!
Imabari is famous for ship-building and the manufacture of towels. Nobody seemed to understand my joke that the ships couldn't be so well built if they needed so many towels!