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... makes it more valuable to own.
Then there was the man whom we had come to see. He was going to be 69 next month - but still I was the eldest there! The work of this man was detailed and intricate in and on ivory. The ivory was 'stamped' ivory i.e. legal - not recent. The work he is doing has been handed down from father to son for generations. The art form and designs can be traced back to the emperors of the Shogun years some 400 plus years ago. There is only this man ...
... the Osaka Castle. It was originally built in the time of Samurai Warriors and Shoguns that ruled the country of feudal Japan. The castle was a fortified fort for a very important Shogun. We arrived to a steady, heavy rain at a location that is about twenty minutes walking distance to the Castle. The Castle area is somewhat like Central Park in New York City. It is an oasis of a different time and place centered in the environment of modern ...
... including sticky rice, soba noodles, skewers of grilled chicken and pork, small slices of Kobe beef with a gravy, and some assorted spring rolls and other appetizers (that I'm honestly not sure what some were but nothing scary!). The Mosaic mall area was very cool with all kinds of interesting shops and stands. Unfortunately because it ...
... from point A to point B. Our first feat was navigating through the Japan subway system, we stood in front of the pay station for like 10 minutes, clueless on how to buy a ticket or which subway to get on, until someone felt sorry for us and lead us in the right way. We then tried the bus next, we successfully boarded the right bus but did not know what stop to get off in since it was all ...
... stayed in for 6 days) and then the bigger more touristy cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, and Hiroshima. We had a great time together, they loved Japan! They thought my town was beautiful with the mountains and ocean right next to each other, and even got to visit one of my schools for the day. They were of course showered with presents and everyone made an effort to speak to them in their limited English/using charades. The 5th grade ...
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