Margot Carrington, the Principal Officer at our Consulate in Fukuoka, recently wrote for Z Notes, the official blog of the US Embassy in Tokyo run by DCM Jim Zumwalt. But, first, see the charming YouTube clip below of Ms. Carrington as Meriken Omaru in a Kabuki play.
Below is Margot Carrington's post from Z Notes:
Active links added above. Care to translate Meriken Omaru's lines?