Japan In Depth - 2015: Members on the trip

Kitty Comstock

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Contact information

Home Phone: 303-355-2752

Cell Phone: 303-619-3039

Email: kittycomstock@gmail.com

Trip-related background
  • Previous visits to Japan:
    • 1982 - month in Asia
    • 1989 - visit Sakais; sell materials to Japanese company
    • 1995 - Shino's wedding; adult trip to Takayama
    • 1997 - chaperone students
    • 2002 - chaperone students
    • 2005 - Akiko's 60th birthday
    • 2011 - Lead adult trip with Steve
    • 2012 - Lead student trip with Steve

  • Japanese language ability:
    • Conversation: basic
    • Reading and writing: none

  • Other Connections with Japan
    • Longtime neighbors / friends, Sakai
    • Active in Denver / Takayama Sister Cities (past president)

What I hope to get from this adventure:
  • I'd like to get a deeper understanding of the history of the cities and temples
  • I want to be able to navigate around Japan using local transportation more confidently
  • Increase my Japanese vocabulary.

Things about me I'd like to share (work, family, personal history, hobbies, interests):
  • Work
    • I am now retired from marketing computer training to large corporations, and providing support services to our business

  • Family
    • Our son Marc lives in Albuquerque, NM
    • I grew up in Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO
    • I am the oldest of five children
    • I attended Mac Murray College in Jacksonville, IL, majoring in music education

  • Interests
    • Knitting
    • Drawing
    • Acting in commercials through Maximum Talent agency
    • Physical exercise
    • Music
    • Theater
    • People and their stories