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... My calculation would suggest their gold leaves are at least 5 times thinner than the Burmese ones. The highlight of the afternoon tour would be a visit to an establishment ran by a geisha. She was beautifully dressed and speaks passable English. We had a tour of the place and an introduction to entertainment by geishas. There is a VIP tearoom where the tatami is covered with gold leaf!
We went to the local craft museum and ...
... no way to get to this village. We had lunch there and then drove 1hr to Kanazawa where will stay the night. Walked to a Shinto shrine & to the Castle, Annette, Nat & myself sat overlooking a beautiful garden while the boys climbed the steps to the castle. Back to the hotel for an hours rest then out for tea. I did sushi, Nat & Rob went to Maccas. Walked back to the hotel 20 degrees at ...
... snowfall. We visited the Wada family home. Wada San is the head of the village. On the main floor of the farm house is the living quarters and each have a firepit in the center. A flat board is hung from the second floor 8 feet over the fire to divert heat sideways to heat the main floor and prevent sparks from rising and lighting the roof thatching on fire. The upper floors is heated by rising heat through slits in the floor, and this is where silkworms were grown ...
... in most of the mains sights, then ventured out into the suburbs to do a little window shopping. It seems that not many western people visit the suburbs, as i attracted a fair amount of attention.
Toyama city offers free bike hire to tourists, so i take them up on this offer. I collect the bike from a shop around the corner from the hotel, and decide to ride towards the snow capped mountains for a better view. After heading north for about 10ks i come across ...
... combined six garden "as it has all 6 graces of a perfect garden namely spaciousness (it's more a park than a garden), seclusion, artificiality, antiquity (built in 1600's), water and panoramic views (we had to take their word in that!). We struggled around in driving rain and chilly wind. The crafts museum is in it's boundary so we spent some time there admiring the stunning local craftsmanship particularly gold leaf, ...
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