Hotel City Plaza Kitakami
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... little the brilliant colors you see in other places in Japan and especially in Korea. While the exteriors may be plain, the interiors are very, VERY well finished with many beautiful Buddha statues, drums, Samurai statues, etc.
For lunch, we stopped at an automated lunch room where you order your lunch by putting your money in a vending type machine, ...
The next day our path took us past Fukushima. A major city in the north, but clearly not as packed as the major cities in the south, with fewer highrises and a look similar to the suburbs of those cities. Our destination was the Hiraizumi, once the centre of a mighty empire but now a sleepy village living off the memories of a distant past. One legend even has it, that Ghengis Khan originated from here, after the fall of this ...
I awoke the morning of the 11th to an onslaught of messages on facebook of concerned friends in Japan. They described the swaying of the buildings to that of our ship rolling back and forth on the high seas. The video footage was unbelievable. The devastation was a far-cry from the pristine and orderly manner of Japanese culture that I was so accustomed in my five previous visits to Japan.
My earliest memory of Japan dates back ...
... and electric cables spaghetti from wall plugs as camera batteries and mobile phones are charged.
What sort of people would do this to such a lovely space? What sort of animals are we?
Unfortunately we're only being true to ourselves.
And don't get us started on all the ******* around with slippers. I only want to go and have a pee. Why do I need to change my footwear three times?
In all our miles travelling through the ...
... of some terrifying anime character. And yet these monsters are not designed to scare people or their little sons and daughters for they are good ogres. Unpredictable and hairy, yes, but good, and their purpose is to scare off some other predator, ward off some other evil. In this sense, as with shaman they are both wild and dangerous but ultimately protective and healing.