Shinsayama Daiichi Hotel
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... open to the outside - would love to be there in a storm
Shibuyu Crossing - one of the busiest in the world - Hachiki loyal Akita dog wait for many, many years for his mast to come home on the train
Freshness burger for lunch
Meiji Shrine - Yoyogi Park - Shinto temple - most significant in Japan - weddings happening
Ramen restaurant for dinner in Anthony's home town at end of train trip
... still technically winter, and it is cold. We may have our Canadian citizenships pulled for saying this but we have been wearing sweaters with light jackets and Toques, and have been cold often. Not knowing the exact temperature we figured this was acceptable, that is until we noticed a billboard sign today showing the frigid temperature of.... gasp... 15 C. We instantly felt like our Australian friends on a warm summer night complaining of the chill in the air. It ...
... a second but needless to say the robe did not fit me so I didn't use the common area too often!
Big in Japan
On my very first day I walked 1 hour to the first site wanted to visit. In front of me the entire way was a little old lady, about 5 foot tall. Once in a while we would stand side by side at an intersection waiting for the crossing light and exchange a smile. I kept thinking how smaller the average person is and, comparatively, I ...
... history and how they played a role in the art of storytelling. There was a section dedicated to Kamishibai, old time story tellers who would travel around villages telling stories and showing static animations in a box (like a tv) to help emphasise or further illustrate a point or emotion related to the story. This was also used to spread Christianity to those who were illiterate. Cartoons and especially the Manga style of drawing is very much alive ...
... I went to the Honkan building, which is shown on their map as the Japanese Gallery but in my guidebook is referred to as the Main Gallery. I found the temporary exhibit on the first floor. I went through it first. It had many wood sculptures that were all carved by the same famous Japanese sculptor, Enku. I can't say I was impressed by the work.
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