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We were to meet at the train station at 9.15am. Joseph had already left after breakfast to take more photos there. I left the room just before 9am but it took the lift over 7 minutes to come. This is the downside of this hotel. Christoph and Assumpta were in the lift and we walked to the station together. We were the last to arrive even though it was spot on 9.15am.
We caught the train to Iseshi and transferred to another train to Toba ...
... br> very hard. At least it enabled us to test all our waterproof gear for the rest
of the trip!
After lunch, we went back to Toba to visit the Mikimoto Pearl Museum. We
didn’t learn anything new compared to what we saw in French Polynesia during
our honeymoon but the museum had quite a few examples of pearls and creations
made during Mikimoto’s history (very famous brand in Japan and all over the
When the parade started to move we went to watch. It was incredible! At the head of the line was a huge float with a large Ise Ebi model that moved! Behind this float was wagon-type vehicle carrying a large group of traditional Japanese drummers from the high school, from which the festival's music emanated from. And afterwards, a long line of dancers of various ages and skill, from near and far all dancing to the same festival music. Spaced throughout this line was ...
We travelled with Sam and Shoma to Shinojima and Himakajima. These are both Islands off the Chita Peninsula south of Nagoya. The islands are apparently famous for their fugu (the famous puffer fish which could kill you if it's not prepared the correct ...
... duets that included what I termed as a "Stephen Foster Fest". Note that the instrument, while resembling half a log with strings on it, sounds like a banjo. Karen said that she messed up a lot, but we couldn't tell even with our critical Koto listening skills that we'd just developed. As it was her final lesson, she surrendered the instrument, thank goodness, so we didn't have to carry ...