Here Richard is starting to paint the designs on the sides...
Here is one of the designs all painted, drying.
I made him two chemises, here's the second one I put together (slightly better than the first).
I REALLY wanted to make waraji sandals, but I won't have time. So, I bought zori instead. I think they look Japanese enough :-) I bought them from at Collection du Japon (where we are also taking Japanese language classes, with Uchiyama-sensei).
Here is what the akunoya shell looks like while I'm working on it. Ugh!
And we bought our bowls and plates. We found them at a Japanese/Korean Dollar Store/Grocery on Décarie just South of Sherbrooke (here, in fact).
We also bought a bed - frame + air mattress. Big problem. The mattress leaks. I'm SO glad we tested this beforehand! We're going to get a new, different one, tomorrow.
And, finally... here is the akunoya in all its glory!