Hotel Okura Niigata
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... no-mori Park. That was the destination where my mam was eager to go. The toki is Japanese crested ibis and its scientific name is Nipponia Nippon, literally Japanese Japan. (Incidentally, Japanese national bird is not toki, but Japanese pheasant.) However, I heard that tokis were in the cage and visitors could see them from a distance. So I was worried if my mam could see them in spite of her bad eyesight.The main building for visitors was a complex of a small museum and ...
... and usually a wild river on one side of the track. There's the odd eagle flying above the river, a huge, black butterfly flying whimsically over the tracks at a station, the semiprofessional fishermen along the riverbanks, the farmers harvesting rice or apples and high up on the mountainside, the poles for electricity, which must have been a quite dangerous job when they were put up there. The houses are gathered in hamlets or villages and some are so close to the track so ...
... arcs and jumping wake. It was lovely to see the Japanese at their most relaxed, although the Lycra leggings and arm covers some girls were wearing to prevent any tanning seemed a little excessive given the heat.
The offshore banks of gigantic crisscross-shaped rip-rap and tsunami evacuation signs with cartoons of people running before a giant wave made it difficult not to keep glancing at ...
I worked with Shun Sawada in 1995 teaching English at Niitsu High School and had the pleasure of meeting his lovely wife, Suzuyo, many times as she taught me Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging. Such a beautiful home, delicious food and stunning Japanese garden and bonsai. A wonderful visit to Yahiko mountain and shrine and the seaside. A trip into Niigata city to Kobari Beach, Sea of Japan. Such kind ...
... new bigger box that I could fit a small cat in, or in our case a baby macaque snow monkey. After squishing everything into the box, which ended up weighing 4.5kg I went to the post office and sent it off by EMS courier for a low low coast of 88,000 yen, which is around $100AUD.... which is a hell of a lot of money and makes you realise that maybe, just maybe you shouldn't of sent those 2kg boxes home and carried them with you for the next 4 week but alas it was done and gone ...