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... out. Food and Fabric Good foodie day had by all. The market was beautiful, so fresh and clean and literally teaming with seafood......... some of which was totally unrecognisable, and some you could only dream about eating. Every size and variety of crab with prices ranging from $50 to $150 per crab !!!! Even though it was early in the morning I indulged in a ginormous fresh oyster.....I restrained myself, it wasn't the biggest one available, and some fresh sea urchin. ...
... Washi paper. Gokayama Washi papermaking is a craft over 1200 years old. We learn more about the 16-step process that is required to make Washi and get a chance to make 3 washi postcards. That was really fun! The process from harvesting, in the month of November, to finished paper is about 4 months.
On our drive back to Kanazawa we ask Kana if we can drive to the Sea of Japan, which is only about 20 minutes from our hotel. We stop there for a ...
... not destroyed during WWII; so much of the old architecture is original.
The gardens were really beautiful, but we soon realize that we are visiting Japan in the wrong season…everything is green with no contrast in the landscape. It really needs some variation in the leaves to highlight the texture of the garden. Everything is very meticulously taken care of by the groundskeepers. We see some up on a tree trimming the branches like a ...
... of Japan. We’ll spend the next couple of days here and learn more about this city and the surrounding areas, but to stretch our legs after a long day of sitting, we walk to an area called the Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District. Between the 16th and 18th centuries this area was home to the two classes of samurai warriors. Their homes were walled in by a clay- like mixture made of wool on top of a base of large rocks. ...
... If I ran the circus, there would always be night shows and never morning shows. At night, the crowds are bigger and more animated and all of our bodies are much more awake, alive and ready to fly. After years of flying at TSNY in the middle of the night, it just feels right to me, and not so much like work.
As for my new trick (the Forward Over), the month of July has been an adventure every show. Before coming to Japan, I had caught the ...
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