Went out for ramen with our family, it was so nice to get the real stuff again, instead of making do with instant.
And their gyoza was tops, too. ( Hakata Ramen )
Got up early to take another taiko class in Akaike, but found out upon arrival the community center was still closed for the New a Year holiday, until Jan. 6th! Oh well. Not to be.
Should've paid attention to the omen, when my taiko charm fell and broke the second I left the apartment!... Hmmm
But found a beautiful bamboo grove and a lovely little network of houses taking a toad I don't usually go.