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AOMORI, JAPAN SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
Today we are in Aomori which is on the northern coast of Honshu, the main island of Japan. The harbor is beautiful. It is large with several large breakwaters. There is a large beautiful suspension bridge crossing the bay and a large triangle building right on the shoreline which houses up scale shopping.
We took ...
This afternoon we were ported at Aomori. This is a northern Japanese city (they get an average of 25 feet of snow a year). Aomori is a purely modern city—it was heavily bombed in 1945. We spent the afternoon in a nearby city, Hirosaki.
We started out at a Tsugaru Province cultural center where they played traditional drums and a lute-like instrument, ...
... burial pits and jars as well as pottery and stone implements have been found and are on display. 15 pit dwellings have been reconstructed but around 550 have been found. Adult and child burial pits have been found along with the foundations of a 10 metre long pit dwelling most probably used as a meeting place.the work being carried out here is amazing and fascinating. They are trying to get a world heritage listing for the area. My funny for the day was ...
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 ...
The grounds are very peaceful. There are several ponds. One with a waterfall and several with the large "gold fish" that the Japanese seem to love.
They were working on the grounds around the pagoda. They had laid out some big boulders and were in the process ...