I promise, I am not dead.
Far from it, in fact. Two weekends ago, Akane and I were married in a joyous ceremony in Ueno, the capital of Iga Province. We were surrounded by friends and family, and everyone was happy. Akane wore a beautiful whitekimono with silver embroidery, and everyone remarked on how lovely it was.
A week before the wedding itself, I went out with many friends for an. (Akane, meanwhile, did much the same with many of her friends.) Since my venture involved some travel along the Tōkaidō, we naturally stopped in at the town of Kusatsu, and I gave my Kongōshu style a try. My friend Rikio, something of a mix of and , immediately found a problem with it, and I had to make some changes. Still, it was enjoyable to give my nascent fighting a style a real test!
After the wedding, Akane and I spent a week relaxing at some hot springs in the mountains before returning home. Now I am back at Castle Noriaibasha, where my clanmates are pleased to have me back.
I will report more when I have time.