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... for how swanky the place was. One reason I had looked at the site was for the dress code. I had almost thought I could get away with my trainers and trousers on the understanding that I was travelling and had no shoes. Taka however had insisted that we really should wear shoes and lent me a pair of his size 8.5s. Jane wore her white Birkenstocks with a pair of black tights, it didn't quite work but was better than her pink trainers. With Jane's dress and me in a ...
... friendship of mine.
exhibit that caught my eye is one I wrote about on the spot, so the following
is unedited save for a few spelling errors I corrected.
As I sit here in a darkened room, with a
Mongolian stringed instrument playing calming, but uncommon, music, looking at
black sand falling through a broken light bulb that faintly shimmers, I decide
to sit down and compose some thoughts. I find a corner where the lights ...
... free tours by local volunteers to foreigners! We started at the Meiji Shrine and Shinto Torii in Yoyogi Park. Emperor Meiji opened Japan to the world in the late 19th Century and laid the groundwork for the wonderful country we were now in. The shrine entrance is framed by the largest wooden Shinto gates in the world at 12+ meters tall and 9 meter wide. Tetsuya instructed us on the proper steps to pay our respects by washing our hands and mouth, and how to bow ...
... of the area and a map marking key locations, such as
supermarkets and temples. The hostel seemed to have once been an
expensive hotel; featuring ceiling speakers, dimmer lights, air-con
and radio control panels with big switches and dials making it look
like something out of the thunder birds....FAB! Again, we were
surprised at how quiet everything was; little traffic with just quite
hybrid cars whispering along, people stood waiting to ...
... It was off to Asakusa, and the Senso-ji temple.
There is a fantastic shopping arcade leading up to Senso-ji, and if we had been wondering where all the people were before we certainly weren't anymore. Senso-ji seems to be THE temple to visit. Shops line the arcade selling all manners of foods and souvenirs, school groups make their way through the crowds, and there are all manner of tourist here, including us. This is a buddhist temple, ...