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... again officials with signs and roped off areas directing you where to go. We made it back to Ise and our guesthouse at 6.40. Long day. First thing showers then I went out to source food for boys. They didn't want to go out again. Fun. Later Ed and I went out for dinner. Turns out most kitchens closing. We ended up at a place called Queens Diner which sounds awful except that no one spoke English and it was a blackboard menu with no pictures. We managed to order ...
We spent the night at Ryokan Seikanso. So peaceful, quiet and traditional. Woke up to rain however it did clear. Left Nara 11'ish. Unfortunately the boys didn't believe me when I said we had to get off the train and change lines and that's where our adventure started. We ended up arriving at Ise an hour later than we should have however we met lots of wonderful Japanese rail officers and all were ...
... if these are edible as it seems to be such a waste if they are discarded once the pearl is removed.
We didn't have much time at the museum as the Ama women demonstration was about to begin. The women are dressed in the traditional garb and had only a diving mask. They are basically free divers. In the demonstration, they did not go as deep as they would normally.
After the demonstration, I went to the Koichi Mikimoto ...
birthday!) and it was time for us to head to Kyoto. Despite our experience of
Japan, we made a beginners’ error of not boarding the right train initially,
getting confused between all the different types of train services (rapid,
super-rapid, etc). At least we were going in the right direction and we met a
very nice Japanese man on the way who was even offering to pay the ticket price
difference for us, incredible!
... got to since it never takes much arm twisting to get a fresh cucumber out of your parents.
Kei and Sou also took part in a type of parade kuji. In this case, that was a chance game, where you draw a number randomly and get a toy according to that number. Kei won something that is a noise maker of some sort. It looks like a balloon on a stick. Sou had better luck and won a cheap archery set that broke within the week. Exactly the same as if would have been at an American ...