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... as the Japanese guide propelled upstream. I do have to say though, sitting on the bottom of the boat on the ta-tommy mats was pretty tough for most of us. ...sitting cross-legged just isn't as easy as it use to be.
Near the end of the gorge the boat was pushed up on the bank to allow us to get out and walk about (very appreciated by my legs). There was ...
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 ...
... boys gave me my first lessons in Japanese by teaching me comedic catch phrases from one-time famed Japanese comedian Yoshio Kojima. Following in the boys footsteps, I added the word "oppappi" to my vocabulary to the delight of many Japanese friends. Nowadays they tell me “oppappi” is too old and that I need to get new jokes but I still enjoy the nostalgia of “ocean pacific peace”.
During my stay, the family brought me to ...
... 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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