First day in Japan

Hi folks! I have successfully landed in Japan, and am almost there in managing not to fall asleep before the night — staying awake for 30 hours is getting already difficult enough for me. Even with the threat of making typos or absurd sentences by accident, I decided to write this blog post. The sole reason for that is that we, me and Kurt, went to the Nihon Ki-in today in order to check my route to “school”, but ended up seeing the whole building through, inside out!

This is more or less what happened today, explained through a compilation of pictures:

Finnair's airplane dinner. Inside the foil is a beef hamburger steak and some potatoes. The noodle product on the lower left pretty much implies that we're going to Japan!

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Insei application, confirmed

Here’s in a nutshell:

Dear Antti,

We are pleased to inform you that The Nihon Ki-In admits you to study as insei student in The Nihon Ki-In from October 2011.
Insei teachers have checked your Kifu and your application form and you have passed their criteria.

It didn’t seem to be very uncertain at any point of time, but it’s still very nice to get the formal confirmation. It seems I’m off to Japan in late September for sure!