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Today was spent exploring Nikko. This is a city of approximately 90 000 people but I honestly do not know where they were all hiding as it seemed like a quiet, sleepy village. It very much reminded me of Kimberley, BC as it seemed very similar in nature. We started with a short walk by our guest house toward Kanman-ga-fuchi abyss. There were rows of Buddhas along the river. The river also had a bunch of rapids along it with the water looking ...
... as if no time had passed at all. But he is very helpful, a great cook (he made us New York Style pizzas for dinner and french toast for breakfast), and above all, he's EXTREMELY passionate about Nikko; he basically planned our day for us and gave us some great tips about seeing the local sights.
We had two nights in Nikko but only one full day, which we spent up in the mountains (nearly 2000 feet above sea level). The ...
So up and at 'em again this morning, we decide to head to the little town of Nikko to see Toshogu Shrine, the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868. For you older folks, he's the Shogun in James Clavell's novel and mini-series called Shogun. That series made me fall in love with Richard Chamberlain-sigh-one of the many gay guys I have had a crush on in my ...
... rooms, they didn't just change the sheets.
They straightened our things, and even took loose change and arranged it by
The sense of space and arrangement is very prominat here. I was speaking to
one of the translators and he told me about how everyone had their own
potted plants or small garden because how cramped the city is, and how that
is how they keep a sense of nature.
Today we will be doing a washi workshop and the sumi ...
... even have little plastic flowers inside of them to make them more attractive. The light poles normally have some kind of decoration or chandelier.
We were recommended to eat breakfast in the basement of a store called Mega. It is the largest store in Kiryu, and is kind of like their version of Walmart, but nicer. We wondered through it, noticing normally ordinary things but presented in a new way. The people must have thought ...