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... they are all impressed when I say I'm from Germany and show their appreciation with a long guttural "Ooooouuuuuhhh". I also quickly discover what wonderful things are produced here using the local chestnut after treating myself to a purely medicinal eissu krimu. Strengthened, I enter the very old fashioned but nonetheless very nice Hokusai museum with lots of prints from "a 100 views of Mount Fuji", paintings, wooden panels... And I learn that he became famous producing ...
... at all. Then it was time for dinner. We decked out in our yukatas again and went into the dining room. The tables and chairs were very low but fortunately not on the ground as we find that a bit uncomfortable.
Dinner can only be described as an art work. There were six or eight small bowls filled with all sorts of things, pickled Asian greens and other vegetables, dried fruits, sashimi including tuna, prawns and other fish. There were bowls ...
... the sashimi after sushi for breakfast and lunch. Too much food but manageable, I didn't reckon with the cold soup, salted fish, miso, udon, rice, sorbet - we were nine courses in all - each of them a nice plate in itself. We finally had to admit defeat.
The next morning the men and boys headed down to the larger baths we had the night before (they are on a rotating schedule) . The boys were a bit unsure about walking through the hotel in a robe and ...
... and games.
Ryokan - a type of Japanese inn similar to a bed-and-breakfast with communal baths and other areas. Rooms are tatami matted and sleeping is done on provided futon mats on the tatami floor.
Onsen - a communal hot spring bath facility.
Yukata - a casual summer kimono.
Geta - a traditional Japanese footwear. They are a kind of slipper with an elevated wooden base.
Good now we have the knowledge out of the way let's continue. I made ...
Wednesday, June 19th: Was going to head to Matsumoto castle today. But due to me having a headache all morning, along with all the heavy rain, we did not go. It is our last day in Nagano, but there will be other castles we can see that are hopefully just as good. The evening was quite relaxed. Almost everyone was in the kitchen/dining area, sharing snacks and talking about our experiences and our own countries. Having been only 4 guests at the hostel last night, ...
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