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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 ...
... 2009. Again as part of the Ship for World Youth, I was one of twelve lucky Canadians given the opportunity to experience a home-stay visit with a local family in Morioka, capital city of Iwate Prefecture. The area along with Fukushima and Miyagi prefecture, from what I understand were some of the hardest areas hit.
While in Morioka, I had the chance to stay with the Ishigame family enjoying the humor of their two young boys Atsushi and ...
I was concerned over the younger generation. Whether they bought into the strict rules of the society placed upon them and most importantly whether they bought into this idea of Japan as a peaceful, non-violent nation. I feel the potential for a bubbling resentment, a need for the outlet for youthful rebellion. Is there no anger at the lot many people have drawn in life? Is there no hunger for a bit of a good old-fashioned punch-up, a bout of pointless violence?
... 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 ...