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... of exams and have to do an English speaking oral that I am helping out with, but at the end of this week I am catching up with a good friend who is visiting from Australia!
In Japan, it is not banned to smoke in some restaurants/public places but you will often see "smoking rooms" where the people have to go into to smoke.
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... people from all levels of society, even Emperors, have made the pilgrimage to Kumano. We didn't have the time to do the entire walk but, with Yumi's help, we were able to explore a good part of this lush and rugged area once known as the "Land of the Gods". Followers of Shinto (the indigenous religion of Japan, a worship of many Gods), Buddhism and Shugendo (Literally: "the way to spiritual power through discipline" - a form of Buddhism ...
The Takahara village is famous for its morning views overlooking the valley below, filled with beautiful mist rising from the river on the valley floor. Even though it rained all night, we were blessed to be able to enjoy the wonderful view, accented by sunny skies. Scot got an early peek at the view, since he had a 5am Board call to participate in.
The mist still hung around for us to enjoy as we ate a traditional Japanese breakfast in this ...
... to stay here!
Sitting there, enjoying the setting, reminded us of our need to renew the Christian spiritual discipline of meditation and contemplative thought in our own lives, which we both committed to work ******* putting into practice, both as we travel, and particularly at home. Historically, devoted Christians spent time worshipping through meditating on Scripture, and on God Himself, but in today’s US Christian culture, this seems ...
... the grand shrine with a growing sense of excitement. Just after lunch we crossed a mountain pass and the worlds largest Torii gate popped into view (thankfully not David Cameron's house but the entrance to the temple complex), enlightenment was now only a short walk away! We hurried down the hill, genuinely looking forward to seeing the greatest shrine in the land. I can only imagine this was a similar thrill to that Indiana Jones experienced on finding ...