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... looked ready to harvest. Every space is used of course. Along the coast at first ,then inland to the town of the pottery. Firstly we walked up the narrow streets to visit a typical home, built in the 1800’s, with the matting to sleep on ,on the floors, pretty gardens, tiny kitchen, which had been replaced since then …but a small interesting place.. Walked through the back streets, seeing the homes, a lot were restored and very old, the ...
... Our next stop was the Hakata Traditional Craft and Design Museum. There were many Hakata dolls here and the shop owner showed us many samples and told us about their history and some details about their production. The dolls are very beautiful and the authentic ones that are original in design and hand-painted are very expensive - thousands of dollars. We were directed to a famous shopping street called the Hakata Kawabata ...
... Japan's oldest stone bridge (1634). - Walked through Chinatown. - Walked to the Dutch Slopes, just a residential area now - walked up to (but not through) Glover Gardens, where Scotsman Thomas Glover used to reside - visited Kōshi-byō, the only Confucian shrine built by the Chinese outside of China and the land is technically Chinese territory - walked to Dejima, the Portuguese ...
... Park. There were some pretty harrowing pictures of charred corpses (70,000 died almost instantly), severe burns and disfigurements. The death toll totalled 165,409 altogether as survivors of the initial blast died in the weeks following. Lots of information on nuclear weapons and the city's mission for peace. James and I felt ashamed to be from a country in possession of nuclear weapons and we can't understand why there isn't more information ...
... we decided to give a local sushi place 'Katsura' a try. If you've not guessed by now that we got lost trying to find it, you've not read enough of this blog! To be fair, this time we were following a misleading map.
After about 40 minutes of being baffled, and being laughed at by schoolgirls when we kept walking back and forth past the place where they were hanging out, we found the restaurant and were welcomed warmly ...
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