Travel Blogs from Ashikaga
No longer the 'split girl'
This past week brought a much anticipated breakthrough for me. I have a new trick in the show!
In the trapeze nomenclature the term 'split girl' refers to the lowest level flyer in the troupe, almost always a female, who is hired because she is able to perform the most rudimentary trick in trapeze, the split. If likened to standard business practices it is an 'assistant' position. A great many female flyers start out ...
On Friday, the weather started getting REALLY really hot. Unbearably hot. We managed a very short walk to a temple and a quick picnic at the park, but then all had to come home and take a nap. It was just impossible to be outside. That night, after my class, we ventured out again to Kawagoe and enjoyed a Yakiniku dinner. That is where you order a plate of raw meat and veggies and then cook ...
... coming to Japan in her early 20s to visit her family and remembers little shops much like the ones we were seeing in the "old town district" so it was particularly significant for her to relive those memories. We also did a sake tasting at a very good sake factory in town, and ended up buying some sake to bring home as gifts. Finally, I bought myself an expensive and VERY SHARP handmade knife in an old shop in town that has been making knives for 7 generations, ...
... You can also find shrines inside of shopping malls. There are
vending machines and convenience stores on every street, as well as small
and large shrines.
Objects are also designed with the purpose of providing all amenities
in a small place. Toilets are built into sinks in hotel bathrooms. The
controls of the air conditioning and lights of the room are also built into
#2- Everything is in ...
And so, my second city is drawing to a close. I've enjoyed Ota most for the time I've had to explore the area via bicycle. Once we got through the first 10 days, our schedule became quite easy, with one show and practice on weekdays, and three shows each weekend day. This left me with plenty of time to explore. As I mentioned before, the area to the north of Ota is mountainous. This has made for some very beautiful (and also challenging) rides. ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Takao Ashikaga
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634 Tanakacho, Ashikaga | Hotelfrom $47
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