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... little the brilliant colors you see in other places in Japan and especially in Korea. While the exteriors may be plain, the interiors are very, VERY well finished with many beautiful Buddha statues, drums, Samurai statues, etc.
For lunch, we stopped at an automated lunch room where you order your lunch by putting your money in a vending type machine, ...
The next day our path took us past Fukushima. A major city in the north, but clearly not as packed as the major cities in the south, with fewer highrises and a look similar to the suburbs of those cities. Our destination was the Hiraizumi, once the centre of a mighty empire but now a sleepy village living off the memories of a distant past. One legend even has it, that Ghengis Khan originated from here, after the fall of this ...
I awoke the morning of the 11th to an onslaught of messages on facebook of concerned friends in Japan. They described the swaying of the buildings to that of our ship rolling back and forth on the high seas. The video footage was unbelievable. The devastation was a far-cry from the pristine and orderly manner of Japanese culture that I was so accustomed in my five previous visits to Japan.
My earliest memory of Japan dates back ...
Have not kept up with my notes for four or five days now so inevitably
thoughts have been lost, surpassed, superseded, chewed up by the
continuum of the present. So here is an attempt to retrieve a few of
those morsels after they have already been swallowed.
Beth and I are not made for paired-down minimalist Japanese living - its not in our nature. We have too much... stuff. And whilst we might hold delusions that we could enjoy this ...
... It is predominantly then the rice that is left out to dry and the purpose of the origami is to arrange the sheaves so that the rice is always on the outside to dry faster.
More than this, the stacks do have a great character but I would describe them now as great hairy monsters whose eyes and mouths are concealed in folds of matted, plaited hair. They are truly ...
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