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... look as the water started and stopped as I was taking pictures.
I have to admit.....I really liked the cute little statues of the kid Buddhas.
This was a nice side trip and definitely a "must see" for those of us in northern Japan.
Not many Japanese adventures left!
... all the way ( about 4 hours all up). Speed past Fukushima on the way but have no signs of radiation poisoning so either there is none or I was going to fast to get a dose.
The first "fast" train I caught had non reserved carriages but the second one didn't. I didn't know about this reservation thing so spent 95 minutes waiting to be kicked off. Luckily it wasn't very full so with a couple of seat changes and looking the other way when ...
... the info verbatim from the 'packet' before I "misplaced" it. We also had a chance to visit the Neputa-no-Yakata Museum which houses huge paper lantern floats that are paraded in the streets annually each August. The floats are all hand painted and are illuminated at night. We can only imagine how beautiful it would be. After grabbing a green tea flavored ice cream to hold us over, we board the train for our trip back to Aomori. Our next stop.... ...
Had planned to hang-out at home this weekend and catch-up on some projects, but when an invite came from my Outdoor Recreation (ODR) Adventure Programs Director, Ron, to help him and our ODR Director, Mike, test some new dry-suits at Lake Towada, I jumped at the chance.......even if it required a dip in the lake to check for leaks!
Our first port. Dolphins escorted us into the port past snow capped mountains. We took a trip to Nebuta village to see the lanterns decorated for their annual parade. Then off to the Hirosaki Castle, over 200 years old and surrounded by Castle Park and 2600 cherry blossom trees most of which were in bloom. What a sight ! In the afternoon we saw the Buddhist temples and the Seibi-en Japanese garden, which gave us more ideas for our own ...