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... two villages with very old traditional gassho-style houses. Gassho means "praying hands". The two villages where very cute but also very very touristic. I will notice that I really like rice fields (I you haven't already noticed that from pictures earlier this trip) and I felt in love with Japanese temples, houses and gardens. I hope I don't bore you with my pictues ...
... on triangular blocks whilst having huge stone tablets placed on their thighs. Nice. Dinner was the local speciality of Hida beef which is highly marbled and cooked at your table. Mine was served with shiitake mushrooms, miso soup, rice and vegetables I didn't recognise. Nice enough but I won't be hunting it out at home. All in all a great start to the Japanese adventure. I'm still constantly bemused but at least now I'm doing it 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 ...
... moved. Their dance was apparently one of the oldest traditional folk dances still remembered and performed. Although I chose not to ascend the ladder to upper levels because of bare feet, I understand that on the upper stories they traditionally kept silk worms. One would think it would be a smoky atmosphere for the busy little worms, but apparently they kept working through the smoke. Behind the house was a large koi pond, and upon asking, ...
... Museum. Luckily the first JR station had free WiFi and I could check where I needed to go. Screenshots were my savior. This was how Zoe and Ryan were getting around Tokyo without a pocket WiFi. What brave souls. The local Linino line runs directly beside the museum. There's no missing it. I pre-scouted the gift shop and ate a hot dog at the cafe, then entered the museum. It's a beautiful museum. It may be called the Toyota ...
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