For some reason, I announced this on my facebook page, but I forgot to mention it here. How I managed that, I’ll never know. So here it is. Drum roll please! Last month I received my license as a kitsuke sensei from the Nishi Nihon Wasoukai, a small school based in Kobe. In order to pass the exam, I had to dress in kimono and obi in under five minutes (I finished with seven seconds to spare) and complete a written exam. I had a lot of help in preparing for my exam and I want to send a warm and heartfelt thanks to all that helped me (you know who you are). I’m looking forward to the challenges that are to come with this new title!