Hama no Miyabitei Ichii Lobby
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... actively discourage their daughters from becoming divers as it is a cold and hard life. They dive for abalone, oysters, snails, posters and other fish. Unfortunately, the stock is diminishing.
In order to get married, the Ama women have to demonstrate to their potential mate that they can swim. This particular Ama woman has a son-in-law who is Australian. Apparently, her daughter can't swim well. The other daughter married a local man ...
birthday!) and it was time for us to head to Kyoto. Despite our experience of
Japan, we made a beginners’ error of not boarding the right train initially,
getting confused between all the different types of train services (rapid,
super-rapid, etc). At least we were going in the right direction and we met a
very nice Japanese man on the way who was even offering to pay the ticket price
difference for us, incredible!
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 ...
... 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 ...
... rain and it did! Rain is good and good things come from rain. Those silly Shintos!
After, we ate in a little traditional Japanese restaurant. I mistakenly ordered a curry dish. It wasn't the good curry (think Lipton's Chicken Noodle soup) so Heidi ate my dish and I ate hers. I embarrassed Karen by mixing the noodles with the rice. I embarrassed myself by giving myself a ...