“ He really went the extra mile!!!!! ”
Mr. Kanji took us on an unusual experience which we requested We wanted to visit the town where my wife's mother was raised. It is not a typical tourist destination. We were very nervous because of the emotional experience as well as we do not speak Japanese. From the beginning he helped us relax. He was very organized and seemed to have all the answers. So I asked if he had ever taken any other people to the same place. He said no but he had made the trip earlier just to prepare. I was amazed! He continued to impress us with his knowledge of where we were going and every aspect of Japanese culture we asked about. And we asked a lot of random questions. As I have said, we were not in a typical tourist area for Americans, almost nothing was in English. We visited the Toyooka Municipal Museum of the Oriental White Stork which usually has presentations in Japanese. He had planned for this also, and had scheduled a private screening of a video presentation in English just for us which helped deepen our experience. My wife cried tears of happiness! We lost my Mother in law 20 years ago. Thank you Mr. Kenji for helping us connect to her hometown in such a special way.