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... can swim.
After the Q&A, the women demonstrated their traditional dance. They tried to call for audience participation but that was not going to happen. All in all, it was a very enjoyable morning.
The bus took us back to the private railway station to catch the Shimakeze Sightseeing Limited Express train. This is slower than the JR train that we had but what a train. A few of us had the First Class seats. The others were in ...
... pearl lovers). We could also see a demonstration from the women
divers called “ana” in Japanese. There are still a few working pretty much in
the same conditions (no real equipment and diving in water of 10 degrees or
less) although overall the techniques have been modernised quite a lot from
Mikimito’s first creation of a cultivated pearl.
The following day, the sun was back (no doubt to celebrate ...
... the adult Spiny Lobster. Once they reach this form they continue to grow and shed their shell as need be until they reach adult size. I even had the opportunity to hold an Ise Ebi!
After going to his lab, Taisuke and I walked back to Toshimi-san's. On the way we got lost, visited a small shrine (an extension of Ise Jingu), saw the smallest supermarket I have seen so far in Japan (size of two 7-11's or so), went to a fish shop (head, tail, and fins included in my free, ...
We travelled with Sam and Shoma to Shinojima and Himakajima. These are both Islands off the Chita Peninsula south of Nagoya. The islands are apparently famous for their fugu (the famous puffer fish which could kill you if it's not prepared the correct ...
... rain and it did! Rain is good and good things come from rain. Those silly Shintos!
After, we ate in a little traditional Japanese restaurant. I mistakenly ordered a curry dish. It wasn't the good curry (think Lipton's Chicken Noodle soup) so Heidi ate my dish and I ate hers. I embarrassed Karen by mixing the noodles with the rice. I embarrassed myself by giving myself a ...