Aomori Grand Hotel
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... Japanese man running toward me waving his camera and bowing. I established that he wanted me to take 2 photos of him in front of this big wooden structure, which I happily did. He was soooo grateful and we entered into a bowing like dance. He was still bowing and thanking me as he ran away! Buses are limited back to Aomori so we take a $20 taxi ride back to where the shuttle stops. We go up to the 13th floor of the observation tower on the wharf and have ...
... literally boat loads of glass floats sitting around. Many Americans will trade with the local fishermen (cookies, candy, beer, etc.) or buy the floats, but I prefer to find them on my own.
So off I went to inspect the break-waters that protect the harbor. These small fishing villages have large concrete piers that are often lined with ...
... by people, the drums and dancing. All of them intonating their ra-ra-ratana.
Impressive constructions with enlightened figures if ancient history. We could not understand all of the meaning, but the festival is known on Japan. There is even a museum with all the history and the constructors of the carts (all in Japanese)
... some small white stones using traditional tools.
There are several places at the shrine where people can wash their hands prior to praying. The one pictured here had a motion detector that automatically started the water flowing from the dragon spout. I have to admit it made me take ...
... not the sort of beaches you would be laying out in the sun on.
......six months from now there will be snow on these beaches. The currents and customs of the Pacific will continue to litter these beaches.
I enjoy the treasure hunt feeling I get when I wander the beaches. ....one man's trash...could be your treasure!