“Sightseeing at Abashiri Prison Museum” by Narumi Matsuda
We went out sightseeing during our Hokkaido Tour and paid a visit to Abashiri Prison Museum. It was very interesting to see their informative exhibition. We spent about 2 hours there, engrossed in the displays.
Looking at farming tools, the Kodo members, who were all formerly apprentices, said:
“We used to use that, didn’t we?”
“Yeah, we did, but it was hard to use.”
“The best way to use it is…”
They talked about the equipment with such familiarity.
I admired them for their life skills and knowledge, which they had obviously acquired during their apprenticeship.