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... based batter and Yakisoba noodles). You can add your favorite toppings to it like thinly sliced pork, tempura crumbs, shrimp and oyster). Turned out to be expensive as do subsequent meals while in Hiroshima. Sign of things to come so the supermarket will be getting a visit from us. Our last day in Hiroshima is spent at the very peaceful Shukkuien Garden - a Japanese style garden. The Cherry Blossoms are kicking off now aswell, which is a very special time ...
... was once called "Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall" and was host to a number of events including the arts. The bomb exploded only 160 metres from the dome, the resulting fire ball killing all of the people inside the building instantly. The suggestion is that because of the shape of the dome, it managed to survive the blast. The building itself has become an icon for the city, and can be seen in early photographs of ...
... the transit system here is figuring out fares and how to pay them. Sometimes you have to buy a ticket first, but you have to know how many stops you're going and that changes the price. Sometimes you pay afterwards. It's confusing. I'm sure it makes perfect sense, after a while, but for now, I don't quite get it. Today wasn't difficult at all though. The pass got me onto both the streetcar and the ferry over to Miyajima Island where ...
... tolerant and protective of them.
As we walked along the waterfront, past the torii gate onto the Itsukushima Temple grounds (another World Heritage Site), I could hear music. After lots of picture taking, we headed over there and were delighted to happen upon a performance of Noh Theatre. (It is staged only three days a year, so we really lucked out.) We stood there, enchanted, for half an hour. We were ...
... say that I have only seen one side of the story presented, that is true. It did seem to me however that the information at the Hiroshima peace museum was presented in a very factual way. I may be being naive, but I felt as if Japan's way of presenting the facts were not done so with (much) propaganda and that they seemed to shoulder a lot of blame themselves. I do admit that I may be I am so used to all out, unapologetically propagandised materials that I can't seem ...
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