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... recipe for the porcelain. The stone was crushed and water was added to make the clay for making the pieces of porcelain. There was also the process of baking the porcelain in large ‘step kilns’ all fueled by wood and of course the task of painting and firing the pottery again. Next came the task of transporting it to Nagasaki where it was sent by ship to Europe. In its heyday, porcelain was worth more than gold or silver.
Ok, on to our home for ...
... We have the Japan Rail pass, but we don't know where we ll be next. We do have an idea of cities we want to visit, but we are really just winging it. We are not worried because we feel safe and we love the adventure. For example, we wanted to stay one more night in Nagasaki, but there was no more room at the inn (ha ha ha). So we looked at the map and Kumamoto looked good, so we are headed there for one night only. From ...
... the whole trip, telling about the history of the area and pointing out interesting sites along the way. At times, he would sing some traditional songs from the area as he poled. We passed by many houses along the shore, wildlife including herons, turtles, and ducks, and interesting monuments, statues, and flowers. We passed under 13 bridges, some so low that we all had to duck down very low in the boat in order to avoid hitting our heads. We were on ...
... see quite a bit, using local transport.
Saga was quite an influential place in its heyday, particularly during the late Edo period and the Imperial Restoration. The area was lucky that the 10th lord who took over, Nabeshima Naomasa (1814-1871) was a forward looking leader, who introduced science, technology and educational reforms to the area. Saga, at that time, was one of the sectors responsible for the defence of Nagasaki, then being threatened by forces ...
... we were!
When our lovely bus driver, who had looked after us at each pit stop, making sure we knew the time to be back on the bus by writing down the time for us both times, nodded to us from his seat that this was our stop, we did feel we were in the middle of nowhere. However, the bus driver helped us get our bags out of the luggage area and when I said to him "Saga" his face lit up and he ...
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