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... more. I wandered by the Memorial Cathedral for World Peace. Being Sunday, there were many people around so I did not enter into the church. The cathedral was built in 1954 as a memorial for the victims of the atomic bomb and as a place for prayer for world peace. Since it was raining off and on, I decided to try another art galley. The Hiroshima Museum of Art showcased mainly French modern art including Monet, Renoir, Degas, Picasso, and Matisse, again ...
... be a heavy one, but one that needed to be experienced. We ventured out early towards the peace memorial park, this was very close to the hypocenter of the blast and suffered some of the worst damage. We decided to go to the museum and see some of the first hand information from that day in 1945. It was sad and heartbreaking to see the museum, but well worth the visit. The use and development of nuclear weapons was a dark day in mans history, and i hope we do not come ...
... in how people relate to nature and their surroundings. When I arrived at the Tokyo airport and found myself in a time crunch to catch a bus to another regional airport, I found myself scrambling and pressured. Securing my bus fare and running to catch my bus, I found a patient and smiling bus driver welcoming me on board with a bow. As the bus pulled away, the bus ...
... into a Zen training temple.. It was rebuilt in 1499 after it was destroyed by fire- apparently this is quite a common ending for temples as a result of burning incense. The zen rock garden is small and so different from any other temple gardens. There are only 15 rocks and white gravel used in the garden and was created around 1500 by a highly respected zen monk, Tokuho Zenketsu. It was lunch time and Yamilets friend, Giancarlo, who had taken already his family and other ...
... to the horizon... if the mountains weren't in the way but you get the point, it was perfect weather for viewing and you could see all the way across the inland sea to the mountains on the far side and then even see the mountains beyond those in the hazy distance. Simply fantastic views!
So tomorrow i head back east, having hopefully missed all the flooding and damage caused by the typhoon, fingers crossed there are no ...
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