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... to get off the train, and there was a band playing along the riverside.
When we tried to ask what was happening, no one spoke enough English to say anything other than 'ebento-desu' – 'it's an event.'
After a Google search last night we realised that there just so happened to be an anime festival in Tokushima for the next couple of days – Machi Asobi – what are the odds?!
With the change of plans, we ...
... did not have the same help. An evening with local young people busking, with balmy weather was great and we went for drinks and food later which rounded up a good day.
The final day here was uneventful, I had planned to go and catch a puppet show, but I had written down the time the bus gets to the theatre and not leaves. Missing the buss by 10min was frustrating, but meant that I had an easy morning walking around the many cherry blossoms in town absorbing the sun and eating ice ...
... stay in Tatsue and then the last night in Osaka. The temple I stayed in is on the route for the pilgrims that wslk sround Shikoku. So it was a really different feeling than koya san. Not being a pilgrim I felt really out of place and noone really spoke any English. The head monk knew a few words, showed me my tatami room. The next time I saw him he had his fancy robes on and was chanting in the temple for ...
... station in the middle of nowhere. The "town" had no shops and it only had the local outdoor vending machines as supplies. Having not eaten and knowing we had a further 2 hour train ride, we had to settle for a "calorie mate" bar which can only be described as a gone off Scottish shortbread biscuit without any sugar. Delicious. To accompany the calorie mate bar we each had an awful canned coffee which had clearly been in the vending machine for years as no one ever ...
... to be a sign. 15min later I was aboard one of 3 trains leaving that day and being whisked through a milky landscape as fog rolled down the mountain side. I didn't feel bad for cheating just a little. If Japanese pilgrims can go by car (taxi even), motorcycles and buses then heck, I'm allowed to use the train. And that's that. The youth hostel had closed of course but there was a budget Inn opposite the train station. While waiting for the weather to clear up ...