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... the process is still very manual, After the tour it was tasting time! I've never been s big fan of sake, but this was clearly higher quality stuff than I have had before. They also broke out yuzu, strawberry, and tomato flavored sake. Loved the yuzu.
The highlight of the remainder of our time in Mashiko was, of course, the concert. About 1000 people piled into city hall which is also a very nice auditorium. The audience was very enthusiastic, ...
I'm falling a little behind with the blog so I'll let the pictures do the talking for this day. If you open up the pictures into a slide show you will find additional commentary for some of the pictures.
In brief, we started the day by visiting Terasawa, a workshop where taiko drums are manufactured.
After lunch we took a pottery ...
... came to Mashiko to work with the students and help them prepare for the upcoming concert. The Dublin Taiko students greeted him and his Fu-Un no Kai group with gifts.
After two hours of hard work with Eitetsu the kids took a break for dinner, but their work had just begun. After dinner they were joined by Tenjin no Kai Juniors, the local youth taiko group with ...
... today which should be fun! The meals we have gotten so far have been terrific and chopsticks have gotten a little easier with practice. On Sunday we got to see one of the coolest things ever: Asimo. Asimo is a robot that was designed by Honda and we got to see him in action in a Honda museum! It's an eight minute clip and the Wi-Fi in our hotel sucks so it might not get up here but I'll try.
In our third day in Japan, our group took a two hour bus trip from our home base of Mashiko to the city of Nikko Japan.
Nikko is in the mountains, and we were over 4,000 ft above sea level by the time we reached our destination. It was a long, winding trip as we cut through the mountainside.
Although there are many sites ...