Chuzenji Kanaya Hotel
Travel Blogs from Nikko
... hired as split girls, not because they lack the ability to do more, but because, from a business stand point, that is all the troupe needs. I've heard of more than one case of women who are able perform top level tricks being hired by Circque du Soliel to do splits because that is what was needed.
POP Circus requires our flying trapeze troupe to have a minimum of six members. Prior to my arrival two members left somewhat abruptly and people were needed ...
... the pictures I've included in this post were taken during my rides. There is so much beauty here. I feel blessed to be seeing so much of it and excited to share some of the images with you.
Flying wise, I'm making steady headway along the path to my goals. Progress is slower than I would like (the story of my life as an impatient Aries), but I am assured by Daniel that in fact my progress is marching along at a very reasonable pace. ...
So up and at 'em again this morning, we decide to head to the little town of Nikko to see Toshogu Shrine, the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868. For you older folks, he's the Shogun in James Clavell's novel and mini-series called Shogun. That series made me fall in love with Richard Chamberlain-sigh-one of the many gay guys I have had a crush on in my ...
... rooms, they didn't just change the sheets.
They straightened our things, and even took loose change and arranged it by
The sense of space and arrangement is very prominat here. I was speaking to
one of the translators and he told me about how everyone had their own
potted plants or small garden because how cramped the city is, and how that
is how they keep a sense of nature.
Today we will be doing a washi workshop and the sumi ...
... and it was a short walk to the capsule hotel. I couldn't find it at first because it was on the 2nd floor of a building. Once found the checkin was fast and easy and i made my way to my capsule to unpack my stuff and get a well deserved shower. Since the shower was in the public bathroom and it's considered very rude to splash water you have to sit down to take a shower there. Awkward but still very nice to have a decent shower after 2 days of hiking.