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Over all, it was a nice day with a great group of people. The tour bus was awesome and I was able to catch-up on a couple of the Disney movies I don't think I've seen all the way through before (since their were kids on the trip the guide let them pick the movies to play while we were driving). It was about 2.5 hours of driving with a 20 minute rest stop along the way.
... the countless buildings across Japan. That's a good thing, as there is very little else left standing in Hiraizumi and the attractions mainly consist of foundation stones marking the locations of once grand buildings. Riding around in the bus covering all the different sites across town, the driver anticipated the boredom of the passengers and started singing old songs about the region. At least that is what the others told us.
... Handicraft Village where traditional Japanese crafts and culinary delights came alive. For starters, we made Nambu sembei rice crackers, which is done in a similar fashion to making waffles but on a much smaller scale. Walking through the village, we watched on as local artisans carried on years of tradition by perfecting their craft of Nambu-tekki, wooden toys, pottery, ceramics, dyed goods and local sweets. For lunch, my homestay family arranged for ...
... I have not yet seen any livestock. One or two rice fields, yes, but not a single cow.
Beth commented on the peculiarity of the natural vegetation on the hillside. Along with the standard broadleaf trees that you would find across temperate Europe are interspersed species that we would only find in garden centers; ornamental specimens for experimental horticulturalists. This mixture of the everyday and the exotic gives a certain unreality to the ...
... 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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