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... Later on in the day I headed to the Fukuoka tower and found a beautiful beach there, the first real beach I'd been to in Japan. I cycled along by the beach for a while having earlier visited the Hawks town mall and had some nice curry udon noodles. After avoiding the rush hour traffic(just) I returned the bike and headed into the canal city mall for dinner. I had ...
... sumo tournaments the calibre of Rikishi(athletes) improves as the day goes on and the audience number follows a similar pattern. When I arrived at 9am there were around 20 people in the whole arena. But as the day went on it gradually increased until around 3.30pm when the main fights began. Sumo is like most Japanese ancient arts in its use of strong rituals, such as respect for your opponent, ...
... fly from the bowl on to the table or the fish will swim. The cherry blossoms will grow a branch from the bowl and more flowers will bud from the branch.
There was another room where a couple had donated their whole pottery and ceramic collection, pieces numbering in the thousands. Most pieces had gone to this museum but several thousand more had gone to the British Museum, of all places.
What a beautiful day! We awoke to sunshine and calmer seas as we sailed into Fukuoka's port. This is the first sun we have seen since leaving the unusually nice weather of Alaska.
Fukuoka is located on the northern part of Kyushu island. The area is called both Hakata and Fukuoka because two smaller cities combined into one. The river divides the area and the part on the western side is Fukuoka. Some important buildings use Hakata but the newer ...
... and their customs. We feel blessed to have missed our Tokyo Port of Call to visit these two cities.
Barbara soon found the 100 yen store, under a different name, so I was told to “cool my heels” while she went into extreme shopping mode. I wasn't entirely bored, however, as the store is also a favorite of “dressed to the nines” beautiful Japanese women. J
Finding the correct place to stand to catch the ...
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