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... this ancient art is some 1300 years old, and was created to give thanks for the gift of water.
There were a few outdoor performances, with much sword waving and drum beating. All very enjoyable, particularly the special events the ninjas put on for the kids, where they trained in the various arts of star throwing, agility and sword play. The delight on the faces of the kids was a joy to behold.
On the way out, ...
... the public to go up the metal stairs currently being used by the workers to view the construction work that is being done on the restoration of the temple. We were up in what will be the roof when it is finished, and it was interesting to see the wooden construction being replaced/restored. It was about 7-storeys high.
We then walked over to the very lovely Taiyuin-Reibyo, which contains the remains of a 3rd shogun, tokugawa Iemitsu, who ...
... theme park based on Japan's edo period between 1603 and 1868. It has wandering geisha's and samurai in a classic setting to make you feel like you are walking through a street of Japan a couple of centuries ago.
It was pretty cool. We arrived fairly late after grabbing some lunch at Cafe Byron Bay, which was an adorable Australian themed cafe in the heart of Asakusa, and we eventually got to Nikko in the late afternoon, I really enjoyed it, and wish we had more time ...
... the buildings in a way not seen elsewhere in Japan, Within the temple grounds, there were numerous buildings to explore and marvel at:
- The five story pagoda which stood tall and bright red leaving it impossible to be missed.
- Yomeimon Gate: it was currently being renovated and covered up by scaffolding. We didn't get to see any of it, but saw photos. It looks grandiose and certainly makes a statement
- Storehouses: several ...
Nothing huge planned today, only visiting the shopping center AEON.
The day before was cold, we were bit tired, so we started the day more late and more slow.
Since some days the sister is proposing me a breakfast with the bread from Costco supermarket. I just have to warm it in the grill.
Today there were no breakfast foreseen, but while he was in the shower I quickly warm a bread, I was starving too much.
Got a chestnut ice cream while in the ...