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... stay in Tatsue and then the last night in Osaka. The temple I stayed in is on the route for the pilgrims that wslk sround Shikoku. So it was a really different feeling than koya san. Not being a pilgrim I felt really out of place and noone really spoke any English. The head monk knew a few words, showed me my tatami room. The next time I saw him he had his fancy robes on and was chanting in the temple for ...
... on the tourist leaflets, we were slightly underwhelmed by the whirlpools when we got there! We had thought that there would be 2 really big, deep whirlpools under the bridge, however it is actually more like lots of little whirlpools which all twist and turn into one another. It was still a pretty impressive sight though.
After seeing the whirlpools we made a mad dash to get the next train to Takumatsu only to find that on the way we had an hour stop at ...
... see 'Dogma' or 'Clerks' or any other movie they're in. One never speaks. One never shut the hell up! And these two towns men were just like that. On top of everything Japanese elderly Jay phoned his wife who came up the mountain in her car with more food, beer and sake. Sacred henro hut turned into party hut. And I found a Mukade (poisonous centipede) hovering above my backpack. Typical. I fell asleep early (surprise!) but woke up by heavy crying. Young henro guy was sobbing his ...
So I woke up at 3am today. Not too surprising since I pretty much passed out at the hotel as soon as i arrived yesterday and slept for 12hrs solid. As i refused to get up at 3am I laid in bed until after 5am and just pondered - my brain slowly regaining some juice after days of serious sleep deprivation. After a well-needed shower the time was food time. At 6.10am I buzzed down to the foyer to retrieve my breakfast tray. Banana, hard boiled egg, sweet bun with raisins, coffee ...
... enough to sell anything made locally (its often either from the Mediterranean). As far as we were concerned, the whole olive thing is a scam! I reckon they should focus on the boutique soy making as most other boutique made soy sauce breweries elsewhere to this island only use steel tanks.
The island is also famous for the setting of the novel (and films) Twenty-Four Eyes based on a true story of a school teacher ...
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