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My final stop on the Saturday adventure trip was at the Really Big Buddha just outside Aomori, Japan. This too is on the Misawa Air Base "must see" listing and while I've been past it a number of times (heading to the snow of the Hakkoda mountains or on various ITT trips), this was my first stop at ...
... shoes, boots, gloves, plastic fishing floats (I was searching for glass floats), netting, rope, soccer balls, baseballs, fishing gear, coolers, baskets, barrels, chairs, foam pieces, pieces of ships, cups, glasses (both the ones you drink from and the ones you see with), grass mats, toys, and more and more......
... one of the bridges. You could tell that just about everything else was freshly painted too, so the colors were brilliant.
Add to that the flowers and vibrant green foliage and you get some wonderful pictures.
Well worth the drive.
.....but that wasn't all I did on Saturday!
...stay tuned ...
... floats - based around history or mythology or current news. They are already making this years ones and you could see them doing one of those too. Puts the Auckland Chinese lantern festival or the Xmas parade in Auckland to shame ( or the gay parade ). Each float is about 5 meters high, 7 meters deep, 9 meters wide and weighs about 4 tonne including its own power generator
So once again a lot of walking with no place to sit down.
... that I have left it at the train station. It's safe to say I'm out of that job for the rest of the trip and the train ride felt twice as long as it really was. When we arrived at the park, we knew right away this was worth the trip. One cherry tree in full bloom is a thing of beauty, but to see approx 2,600 together in one park is breathtaking. We are told by the locals that our timing is perfect. If we had arrived 2 days before, there was not ...
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