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... the upper floors used for industries such as making gunpowder and cultivating silkworms.
The thatched roofs, often with a surface area of around six hundred square metres, are made of susuki grass, which is native to the northern part of the region, and have to be replaced every 25-35 years.
I read it costs some 20 million yen to rethatch an entire roof (the Japanese yen is worth more than the Australian dollar at the moment), so many ...
... 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, ...
... 1651. This lovely complex is on a hillside (very high) and surrounded by lovely pine trees.
At the entrance to the temple, was Omizu-ya, which was donated by a feudal lord, it was very decorative and inside it originally had a painting of a dragon on the ceiling. However, it was hard to distinguish what this was now. This little structure had water and a pail inside and one could wash their hands clean before moving into the temple ...
Ben: The last two days have been pretty epic. First up Disneyland! We started the day by getting some brunch at Kobuchi-ya, a small vegan macrobiotic cafe is Akasaka. Food was great, perfect way to begin the day before heading into one of the most vegan unfriendly places in Tokyo!
After we filled up, we headed into the fantasy mecca that is Disneyland! Tokyo's version of the park was the first Disneyland built outside of the U.S. and first opened in 1983. I have to ...
... to say, we were freezing!! But we made the most of it and ventured on with out sight seeing!
When we arrived, it was just about lunch time. Oddly enough, the whole town seemed like it had shut down for the day. We guesstimated that its just the time of year, limited tourism in Nikko because of the weather. The further we walked in the direction of the attractions, the most deserted and unpopulated the town felt. We saw tourists mingling ...