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... up the Shuinchou which i gave off some 20 minutes earlier. This was the second beautiful hand drawn seal. I kind of suprised the lady behind the counter by accepting my book with two hands and saying "Domou arigato gozaimashite" (a polite thank you). She smiled and exclamated a brief "Oooh" so i guess i pronounced it the right way. :-) After that it was time to go to the Imari shrine. Since Google maps helped me well up to this point i decided to follow ...
After lunch we walked down to the Nishiki food markets which were huge. It was fascinating with many weird foods and interesting shops. Not sure what many of the foods were but they did look interesting.
There quite a few knife shops with some costs over $3000 each! Japanese knives are some of the best in the world.
We walked to the end of the markets and to a small temple at the end of ...
... eyes closed from one stone to the next you will find true love. I managed to do this so it looks like I should be lucky in love although I have already found my true love.
Underneath the main hall there is a waterfall with three channels that come out of it. You take a long ladle and hold it underneath to catch the water. You can then drink it or pour it over you as it is believed to have wish granting properties. At this point it was getting dark and just starting ...
... open air shopping mall that far surpassed my expectations. There were music stores, clothing (for men even, something you don't see much of in Japan), food, souvenirs, religious shops, cosmetics, and everything in between. Still, we could not find reasonably priced duffle bags. They were all between 70 and 300 dollars. My friend, however, pointed out that their were large, used, canvas guitar cases for sale at ten dollars a piece. It actually fits all of my extra crud quite nicely. ...
... foxes). It was a
gorgeous shrine with lots of little & large alters scattered throughout the
complex. We made our wishes and rang the
bells at the main alter before heading up through the torii gates to take
pictures. We were coming back down around sunset and got some
lovely pictures of the sun setting over the Shrine.
Since we were halfway down the train line I decided to go a
few stops further down just to take a snap of the building ...