Hotel Fujisawa Hakkoda
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... sanshin, that apparently is sometimes covered in dog skin (according to our guide…a pamphlet said that they’re covered in snakeskin). They use a large pic to play the sanshin (think small ice scraper size and shape), using it to pluck the 3 strings and to tap the body of the instrument. They had examples of lanterns and floats used during the Hirosaki Neputa and Aormori Nebuta festivals (which ...
... centre of governance for the Tsugaru Feudal Clan for around 260 yearsuntil the abolition of the feudal clan system. This is to be our first stop today. To get to Hirosaki we need to take a train and then a bus. We are fortunate to get to the station in time for a rapid train or express to Hirosaki which means we pay a bit more but we get there quicker. Nothing to see on the train ride, mostly rice paddies and market gardens and apple orchards. At the ...
... t be very hard if it were sandstone, but then the stones would breakdown/dissolve in the water.
It was a great day - beautiful drive, miles of beaches to explore, perfect weather, great pictures to take and a few glass floats to take home!
My only regret is that I never saw a Snow Monkey......well ,except the one on the ...
Nevertheless we enjoyed a very nice meal, we tried 3 different sake and tasted the fresh sashimi of our seat neighbor from their catch of today a delicious dorade.
Then to the festival itself. Its name is Nebuta Matsuri (link)
Thousands of people along the 4 km long route where the big carts are ...
... look as the water started and stopped as I was taking pictures.
I have to admit.....I really liked the cute little statues of the kid Buddhas.
This was a nice side trip and definitely a "must see" for those of us in northern Japan.
Not many Japanese adventures left!