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... miso, fish and raw egg. I don't feel like I missed much to be honest. In Takayama we visited a folk village with examples of all kinds of different traditional houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. The biggest thing that struck me was how smoky everywhere smelt. There are fires burning constantly and the wooden houses had absorbed the smell so much that you really couldn't escape it. It was fascinating to imagine how people lived in ...
... elaborate eye makeup. These "art" forms developed several centuries ago when there was no electricity and the only way to make the audience see their expressions was with the aid of white make up and eye emphasis. The tradition has simply carried on. The meal was a bit over the top for us. Most of us can handle some sashimi, but this was quite a lot including raw prawns and miniscule gelatinous fish with eyes clearly looking out. For the squeamish (most of us) it was a bit ...
... plush carpet...removed every 25 years and replaced! We saw some pictures of the village homes in winter and they looked like giant igloos ..they aren't kidding when they say the winters are severe. After this delightful stop, we carried on our journey, arriving in Kanazawa, on the west coast of Japan. In the core of Kanazawa, a city of over 2 million, sits a preserved Samurai mansion with beautiful gardens which we were allowed to ...
... I checked my phone and I had no internet. My heart dropped as I realized that I had left my electronic crutch (the pocket WiFi) charging in the room. I had to rely on my wonderful sense of direction and elephant like memory (I possess both as you my know by now). On the platform I was contemplating what I was going to do. I thought to myself if I didn't love sleep so much, I'd have fewer problems in life. My lone destination today was the ...
... graced these floors. This was also the location where people paid their taxes, not with money, but with sheaves of rice which were stockpiled in rooms designed for this purpose. We were both too tired to really appreciate the last planned event of the day which was saki tasting, but we now understand that like everything else, there are many grades and nuances of saki. Some is best served ice cold, some is preferred warm, and of course certain sakis are preferred ...
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