Otaru Ongakougeikan

Aug 18 2002

Otaru is a historical port town near Sapporo, with lots of neat little old warehouses and such. The Western influence is very apparent. One major specialty of Otaru is glass, and this glass factory in particular allows visitors to make their own glass thingies. Hiroko reserved a time and we went to make a glass. Don’t think of this picture as blurry; think of it as expressing the action of frantically trying to understand people instructing you in a foreign language about how to use your mouth and hands to shape a molten hot glowing piece of goo.