Hotel Qurega Tenjin
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Today was my final day in japan so I decided to use the free bike rental token I'd been given by my hostel for staying for 3 nights. Although there isn't much of specific interest in Fukuoka I found that it was a great city to cycle around. It has a couple of nice parks, one of which has a huge lake in the middle and a small Japanese garden which were both ...
Today I got to see one of Japan's most interesting cultural activities, Sumo. Having timed my trip to coincide with the November tournament in Fukuoka(1 of 5 tournaments in Japan each year) I was pretty excited to see this event so I headed down to the Fukuoka Kokusai centre early to avoid missing out on tickets. It turns out it wasn't really necessary as when I got there, there were lots of tickets ...
... how all the delicious food is made (from my dish-washing station at the end of the kitchen) and we even get to try a lot of it during staff meals and during events. The two weeks we spent here literally flew by and we helped to host a wedding and live music event during the last lunar eclipse! And since we loved the place so darn much we decided to spend another two weeks here as our last wwoof host in Japan.
At this point I am getting rather far behind in ...
... and heard about some of their many rituals and beliefs (bordering on superstition—many rituals are performed to keep the evil spirits away or to conjure blessings). This is indeed a different culture...diversity makes for a much more interesting world.
... was unsuccessful because of cloud cover reducing visibility of the drop target. The bomb itself doesn’t actually ever reach the target, detonating hundreds of metres in the air to maximise the range of the outward explosion.
The next section of the museum focused on the history of the nuclear bomb from its inception to today. It was interesting to see a visualisation of how many nuclear bombs are still possessed by countries today, with ...