Hotel Gracery Tamachi
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... and has a retail section for
the public that displays the latest gadgets on 8 floors– the one that impressed
us the most was the new 4K television – 8 million pixels, twice that of current
tvs in North America, and only 8mm thick, the clarity was unbelievable ). While
waiting to get into the store we met a couple from Australia. Ended up going
for tea with them and having some great laughs. Needless to say we have ...
... the city; each wearing the same uniform of white shirt (or pale blue if they're daring), black trousers, or, in a display of seniority, a full dark suit and tie. No Portland Pearl grunge-casual here. They socialize in mostly male groups in restaurants and clubs; eating, bonding, working.
It's always best to have a native to explain the unfathomable. Chizuru was a 28-year-old international student, beautifully dressed like almost every Japanese woman in the street ...
... opposite, and west. In the centre of the stadium is the dohyo, a pretty small raised ring. There was a roof resembling a shinto shrine over the dohyo. The yobidashi are in charge of maintaining the dohyo. They call the two wrestlers into the ring before each bout by singing a song naming them and gesturing with his traditional fan. Each match has a wrestler from the West side versus one from the East side. The yobidashi also carefully sweep the ring ...
... a scene from one of the films - Totoro was even there to greet us and the outside of the building was decorated with subtle tributes to characters. Once inside the museum sadly photographs were not allowed. We were treated to an exclusive short film in the museum cinema before working our way around the exhibts featuring displays on the process and history of animation, example sketches and cells and ...
... the hole -- and repeat for quite a while. There were also smoke pits where people would light up sticks, put them in the pit and then breathe in and swirl the smoke around in prayer -- I may have been praying for health, but I was thoroughly getting closer to lung cancer. Even funnier, there was a fountain watering hole with lots of ladles set around it. The people would come up and follow a meticulous routine consisting of: fetching water, pouring it on the left ...