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... refreshments before the big event. Before a traditional Japanese wedding guests are segregated into different rooms; immediate family, close family and friends. We then were escorted to the Shrine where the ceremony takes place. Coxy and Moeko where dressed in traditional attire which looked amazing with their immediate family up on alter with them. The ceremony was performed by a Shinto Priest with an assistant helping to perform all the ...
... walked through the door the noise was deafening. It took all I had not to cup my hands over my ears and run back out the door...actually, I think I did once. The sound was from hundreds of pachinko game machines going off and the thousands of little silver balls bouncing around in the machines. Not only was the noise virtually unbearable, but so was the air. Every person sitting at a machine was smoking. After overcoming this first shock we then realized we had no idea ...
... much as we liked and I think we got through enough for 6 people haha. After that we waddled back on the train to get back to the hostel. We tried to be sociable tonight but the only person in the "living room" was some old man watching a really loud tv show and it stunk of curry so we went back to our room. After an hour a Japanese boy come in and sat on his phone playing stupid videos really loud on his ...
... traditional clothing, so the streets are full of Japanese girls and women wearing gorgeous color full Yukatas (a sort of summer kimono) and beautiful make up and hair does. You hear the clacking of the very uncomfortable-looking wooden shoes, kids laughing, girls giggling, people trying to sell food and drinks to pedestrians and police men trying to control the masses.
The locations of the hanabi were different. For the first one I watched people gathered in ...
... and each floor had museum artefacts and interesting models of the Summer War and Winter Wars showing the clans etc. There were many Samurai warrior uniforms to be viewed. (No photos allowed). They even have a souvenir shop on the ground floor which is unusual because at present these sites don’t cater for tourists wishing to buy keepsakes.
We walked through the Castle gardens which also had a commanding view over Osaka. They take a lot ...