Shima Kanko Hotel The Classic
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... actively discourage their daughters from becoming divers as it is a cold and hard life. They dive for abalone, oysters, snails, posters and other fish. Unfortunately, the stock is diminishing.
In order to get married, the Ama women have to demonstrate to their potential mate that they can swim. This particular Ama woman has a son-in-law who is Australian. Apparently, her daughter can't swim well. The other daughter married a local man ...
... br> very hard. At least it enabled us to test all our waterproof gear for the rest
of the trip!
After lunch, we went back to Toba to visit the Mikimoto Pearl Museum. We
didn’t learn anything new compared to what we saw in French Polynesia during
our honeymoon but the museum had quite a few examples of pearls and creations
made during Mikimoto’s history (very famous brand in Japan and all over the
... of Ise Ebi, which is the main reason why we were going to participate in the matsuri. I saw lots of amazing fish and other sea creatures there, but this part is better explained in pictures.
The most shocking thing I learned though, is that Ise Ebi hatch as almost see-through, very flat, and long-legged creatures. They remain in this state for about 2 months and then in the course of 15 minutes or so fold into the nymph Ise Ebi form, a smaller and see-through ...
... octopus. The towns were made up of typical Japanese prefab buildings with narrow walk ways. We hired bikes in Shinojima and circumnavigated the island, which involved some fun off-road time. We had lunch in a small Japanese pub with some locally caught ...
... shrine dedicated to goddess Amaterasu-ōmikami, located in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture of Japan. It is in fact, a shrine complex composed of a large number of Shinto shrines centered on two main shrines. Yes - I googled this and pasted it. It was beautiful and so peaceful and relaxing. The roads in the shrine are pea gravel. Karen said that the idea is for foot traffic to ...