This morning, I received a call from Isobuchi in India.
Isobuchi's mobile phone works in Delhi, but not in Assam. I arrived in India on the 23rd and stayed in Delhi that day. Yesterday, I visited Dibulgarh Tea Plantation in Assam. I was told that tea picking has not yet started in Assam.
"I'm fine! I'm going to enter the Junpo village today!"
Isobuchi's voice was filled with excitement, probably from the joy of being able to finally enter the village where the Junpo people actually live and see the history, culture, and lifestyle with their own eyes.
I can't wait to hear what you have to say when you return!