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... Minimoto Pearl Island was located. It is no longer an island due to land reclamation. In the past, the only way was by boat. Now, it is by foot. We went through the Pearl Museum first. They have to seed every oyster individually without damaging the oyster. This involves opening them up delicately, slitting their gonads to insert this small grain. When they are large enough, they are harvested. There are different varieties of oysters available. ...
... pearl lovers). We could also see a demonstration from the women
divers called “ana” in Japanese. There are still a few working pretty much in
the same conditions (no real equipment and diving in water of 10 degrees or
less) although overall the techniques have been modernised quite a lot from
Mikimito’s first creation of a cultivated pearl.
The following day, the sun was back (no doubt to celebrate ...
... wagon to keep the music going. I think though that they must've had the song being played through loud speakers as well because the music never seemed to die away. When the drums got close, though, it was especially invigorating and loud. We watched the parade for about 45 minutes before returning to Toshimi-san's to say goodnight and head home.
On the ride home I mostly slept, so their isn't much to tell. We got home very late that night and pretty much went straight to ...
... octopus. The towns were made up of typical Japanese prefab buildings with narrow walk ways. We hired bikes in Shinojima and circumnavigated the island, which involved some fun off-road time. We had lunch in a small Japanese pub with some locally caught ...
Then we headed for Ise. It was a long trip, about 100 miles. It took about 3 hours and quite a few yen, including the snacks. I bought some chocolate that called "Bitter", but it was a medium dark, very smooth, sweet, and delicious. Heidi got some "waffle cut" chips that were very good. Karen thought they were salt and vinegar, but they were not.
Ise Grand Shrine is ...