Today we took a trip to Kokusai street and walked through the Makishi Public Market. It was pretty much sensory overload with all of the colorful signs and people. I don't think my senses have caught up yet. It is a strange feeling to be in a place where I didn't understand any of the signs or what was being spoken around me, even simple things like saying "thank you" or "excuse me" are difficult. I am sure this is the honeymoon stage of culture shock, but I am rather enjoying it.
There were also really strange things for sale, such as these frog purses. This trip has given me a new appreciation for people who come to the United States from other countries and the difficulties they face.