When I first came to Anan in 2014 I was not sure where I would be able to spend my free time when I wasn't teaching. It was not until my first Christmas, after returning to Anan that I came to the tougei center. Almost all of my weekends and a large portion of my holidays have been spent here since. I was so happy to have a place to make art and to meet the wonderful staff. I know that when I return to the US some of my fondest memories of Japan will have been made here. Now Onward to New York!