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... this is where the castle was"
Ohori Park is quite big and has a nice lake to walk around, but is really just a park with trees (nice in the autumn). It was pretty deserted although it was Thursday and some people have to work.
Because I was so close to Nishijin Shotengai when I went to Ohori Park, and my map guide said "a lively market street filled with vendors selling fresh fish, vegetables and fruits from carts", ...
... is why the statue had to constantly pray for peace. Maybe when the Gods answer his prayer, the Fountain turns on? Anyway, I trudged along. Off to find the A-Bomb hypocenter, visit Nagasaki's Atomic Bomb Museum, and see the Peace Memorial.
Not far from Peace park, though up an unpleasant hill, sit the Atomic Bomb Museum. It opened at 8:30am, so I had to wait for about 20 minutes. I used this time to walk around the entrance to the "Hall for the Atomic ...
Softly lit river tour boats glide across the placid canals passing banks lined with tiny bamboo food stalls each releasing a cloud of steam carrying the aroma of freshly cooked seafood. Young musicians line the canal banks next to a few costumed mime actors.
This is a lay-over stop at this lovely seaside resort city and I was not disappointed when I was forced ...
... on his face was priceless as he muttered, 'No way'. I'll leave it to Andy to tell his side of it, so watch for an edit to this entry.
The performance itself was absolutely stunning, two hours of almost non-stop drumming, singing, dance and mime, which passed in seeming moments, it was so enthralling. Those of you who are interested can get a flavour of the show by Googling 'Kodo One Earth Tour Mystery 2014' and looking at the Youtube video trailer.
Struggled to get to sleep last night and didn't wake until just before nine. Roused Andy, who'd also not had a good night, washed and shaved and, as the foot didn't feel too bad, decided to go in search of a pharmacy to get some ibuprofen. Well, the foot didn't feel too bad - until I tried to put my shoe on, when it changed to pure agony.
The reception staff don't speak much English but I've brought my 'Japanese for Busy People', courtesy of my ...
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