March 14th #chinadiary

In contrast to yesterday, the entry begins "Today was rather a prosaic day"... "we went to another Japanese restaurant and had another gunabi luncheon" - my italics - oh, the weary traveller!

He does say "I sure like them", but clearly he's getting over the strangeness of his new circumstances at one level, although not yet at the level of language, as "it is almost impossible to appreciate the language barrier between ourselves and the Japanese."