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... pearl lovers). We could also see a demonstration from the women
divers called “ana” in Japanese. There are still a few working pretty much in
the same conditions (no real equipment and diving in water of 10 degrees or
less) although overall the techniques have been modernised quite a lot from
Mikimito’s first creation of a cultivated pearl.
The following day, the sun was back (no doubt to celebrate ...
... got to since it never takes much arm twisting to get a fresh cucumber out of your parents.
Kei and Sou also took part in a type of parade kuji. In this case, that was a chance game, where you draw a number randomly and get a toy according to that number. Kei won something that is a noise maker of some sort. It looks like a balloon on a stick. Sou had better luck and won a cheap archery set that broke within the week. Exactly the same as if would have been at an American ...
We travelled with Sam and Shoma to Shinojima and Himakajima. These are both Islands off the Chita Peninsula south of Nagoya. The islands are apparently famous for their fugu (the famous puffer fish which could kill you if it's not prepared the correct ...
Then we headed for Ise. It was a long trip, about 100 miles. It took about 3 hours and quite a few yen, including the snacks. I bought some chocolate that called "Bitter", but it was a medium dark, very smooth, sweet, and delicious. Heidi got some "waffle cut" chips that were very good. Karen thought they were salt and vinegar, but they were not.
Ise Grand Shrine is ...
... a mountain of steps, while you see a couple of old women behind you, never faltering, not sweating (in long shirts and pants and gloves, actually), and just gaining on you. You raise the pace to keep ahead only to find yourself sore and lightheaded a few hundred feet on. And when you just stop to gulp down water and hyperventilate, the old biddies just up and pass you right by with a low 'Konnichiwa’ that pierces a hole in your soul ...
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