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... mouth. We climbed the stairs to the main hall of the shrine, where we watched several people, including a trio of teen girls in school uniforms, perform the Shinto ritual which includes tossing a coin into the offering box, ringing a bell, clapping twice, and then bowing twice. (Note-in general 'shrines' are Shinto, and 'temples' are Buddhist in Japan, although I'm not sure if this is always the case or not.) It was clear that some of the people ...
... par la fermeture du musée. On est surpris de voir de jolies japonaises en train de lire ces bouquins. La culture geek touche tout le monde au Japon!
On ira aussi dans la ville de Nara pour visiter son ensemble de temple dont un avec le plus grand boudha en bois du Japon. On croise un groupe d'écoliers qui accoste les touristes pour apprendre l'anglais. On a le droit à la photo d'usage et un cadeau de remerciement pour avoir ...
... on the first train back to Kyoto. Unfortunately, I had gone for the local train and it was over an hour before I reached my destination. I finished the day by going out for sushi and a couple of beers.
Saturday dawned and I wasn't up at the crack for once. I had managed to sleep in until 11 despite the early plastic bag rustlers and the disfunctional bedtime breathers. I felt rested and ready to tackle a walk around the tourist-teeming Higashiyama district after ...
... good to be able to ask about what you are particularly interested in rather than what other may think is important or relevant.
Megumi couldn't understand how I could be in the museum for so long until she saw the beaming smile on my face as I entered the car and I explained how lucky I had been to have such a sweet and knowledgeable guide help me. ONLY IN JAPAN PEOPLE!!
Upon arriving home we noticed that Ryan had managed to get out of bed but had ...
... was provided by aristocrats seeking to gain influence with the imperial family.
However, gardens within the temple complex now came under the influence of Zen priests. The
lower classes were able to improve their social standing by immersing themselves into the philosophy of Zen Buddhism and its landscaping ...
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