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Matsumoto Wrap up
Matsumoto was a lot more enjoyable then we expected it to be, with a number of day trip options being available in the Alps. Had I known of the beauty of the Japanese Alps I probably would have acquired a Japanese Alp pass, which would ...
It's another sunny day the Kansai region of japan and we have just spent the nights on tatimi mats in my friends house . A little tired we are from watching the World Cup but we get up to enjoy a Japanese breakfast ! Feeling a little lazy we finally get ourselves sorted to make tracks and adventure on to Kyoto ! It's been 5 years since I was in Kyoto and it was winter. There were no leaves on trees and it was snowing ...
... there is for the seeing and sighting of the present world happening all around us! To the Ukiyo-e Museum!
The history of wood block printing is fascinating in itself and we were lucky enough to catch an English version short film on how wood block printings are made. In a way this art form is the precursor to screen printing and involves different layers of color to achieve its final effect. Each color pattern is cut out on a block of wood with ...
... a minute or two late...it won't be.
Thankfully our schedule is so flexible that missing the train means hanging out on the platform waiting for the next one which typically arrives within 20 minutes to an hour, depending on station size. And even more thankfully, Japanese train stations are all spotlessly clean and even have fast food shops at every corner ranging from packaged snacks to hot soba. But enough of trains; they ...
... a few times...oh and all of this is done barefoot but thankfully the only critters swimming around in the paddies were tadpoles. I can now imagine why many old women in japan walk almost bent at the waist; after a life time of sowing and weeding a rice field I think my back would look about the same.
Rice work only lasted until lunch and then we were relinquished from duty for the day and headed back up into the mountains for a stroll around the biggest ...