Toko City Hotel Umeda
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... dances as part of the Osaka Yukata Festival. Many people were there and beautifully dressed along with lots more dancers. The festival was for two days but the day before had been cancelled because of the typhoon so they were very pleased to be able to have the second day.
Every one was encouraged to join in with the traditional dancers, following their steps. We joined in and it certainly created much entertainment for everyone else, but it was fun as we ...
... I still find the stone gardens to be quite bizarre and interesting, even though a garden filled with colour would be way more beautiful for the temple grounds
- I saw things in the temple that tamahiro taught me about yesterday. The guardians at the front having one mouth open and the other shut, and the green and orange colours of the temples
- it's so cute to see the groups of school girls in their uniforms and cozy scarves as they skip/walk in ...
... a number of times over the centuries the design and structure remains the same as the original.
We then made our way to the 'Food Theme Park' which was a food market on the waterfront of the port of Osaka. There were so many different types of food to choose from we finally decided on a place that made their own Udon noodles. I ordered this delicious but huge meal, it had a side plate of rice with a sauce, tempura chicken and fried egg, then the main dish of ...
... t sleep directly under it. Clever! Very comfy and a good sleep.
Next morning back to the airport and flight home. Check out the route the aircraft takes. It goes north towards Siberia!
A great trip with wonderful gardens, temples, efficient transport system and heated loo seats - still find that last one a bit unnerving - it's as if it's only just been vacated!!
... Oh well I guess that just means I have more things to bring home with me to remember my trip by and who knows I the quality of the paints I buy could be better than the ones I started with!
Sorry, I got side tracked, now that I'm in a new environment I have found inspiration to draw and paint again after losing it for so long.