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Travel Blogs from Katashina-mura
... grounds you can even see the air raid bunkers. My next stop was a store that sells painted dragon drawings. They have them in all different colours and about 4 different poses. They are definitely impressive. On my way back to the guesthouse, I stopped at the Shinkyo Sacred bridge. This was part of the Futarasan shrine. The bridge is 28 metres long and crosses the Daiya river. Being red, it really stands out with the surroundings and has now been ...
... lovely Australian guy with great taste in music, and Scout. This morning we went for a swim in the river - it was surprisingly cold but wonderfully refreshing! And now we're saying a fond goodbye to Nikko, and heading off to Kyoto with a bottle full of fresh mountain water from Scout's 42foot-deep well (that he dug himself). This stop has really been a pleasantly surprising highlight of the trip thus far - hopefully we'll make it back some day.
... But I digress. So we hop on the shinkansen, or bullet train. These things are great. We weren't on the very fastest of these, but it was fast enough and we zipped out of Tokyo and into the countryside with rice paddies dotting the landscape. (It's absolutely crazy that America does not have this kind of rail service. Every country we have been been to has great rail service, except for my home country-We have the American car industry and its ...
... rooms, they didn't just change the sheets.
They straightened our things, and even took loose change and arranged it by
The sense of space and arrangement is very prominat here. I was speaking to
one of the translators and he told me about how everyone had their own
potted plants or small garden because how cramped the city is, and how that
is how they keep a sense of nature.
Today we will be doing a washi workshop and the sumi ...
... much. He often stopped me from overworking as well.
After that we went out to eat at a place that people from Tokyo go to when they are in Kiryu because the noodles there are one of a kind in Japan. The noodles are flat, about 18 in long, and 6 inches across. They were created to reflect the textile industry of Kiryu.
Early to bed last night, to readjust. I was able to get about 8 hours of sleep, so I feel much better.