Rockwood Hotel & Spa
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... like Fuji apples in the U.S. These apples are huge and crisp and sweet. They are about the size of one of our grapefruits. They cost about 80 cents apiece. Dennis and I shared one for lunch. It was really delicious. We then went to the pottery that was nearby. We saw the kilns that this unfinished pottery was fired in. It was very interesting.
We then ...
... sanshin, that apparently is sometimes covered in dog skin (according to our guide…a pamphlet said that they’re covered in snakeskin). They use a large pic to play the sanshin (think small ice scraper size and shape), using it to pluck the 3 strings and to tap the body of the instrument. They had examples of lanterns and floats used during the Hirosaki Neputa and Aormori Nebuta festivals (which ...
... on both sides of the street past big wooden gates. Some were built as family temples of the Feudal clans and consist of temples and in some cases mausoleums. Most have impressive gates and are guardians of the Hirosaki Castle. Some of these temples were built 300 - 400 years ago. Back to the bus and then hopefully on the train back to Aomori. We arrive at the station with about 2 minutes to spare to get to the train, so once again we are running as ...
... by people, the drums and dancing. All of them intonating their ra-ra-ratana.
Impressive constructions with enlightened figures if ancient history. We could not understand all of the meaning, but the festival is known on Japan. There is even a museum with all the history and the constructors of the carts (all in Japanese)
... some small white stones using traditional tools.
There are several places at the shrine where people can wash their hands prior to praying. The one pictured here had a motion detector that automatically started the water flowing from the dragon spout. I have to admit it made me take ...