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... from the cleaning of the utensils to the mixing and pouring of the green tea. I was struck by how much her hands and movements reminded me of my late grandmother. She would have loved the precision and care of the elegant practice, and the way that there was a "right" way to perform each step. Then it was our turn to learn how to receive the tea.
Since Catherine was to drink first, she had to say "osakini shitsureishimasu" which means, "sorry for ...
... liquor... a specialty of the area. I prefer plump, juicy, purple, sweet plums myself! Never did try the liquor.
At the train station the finality of the situation set in. We had made new friends and reconnected with our Japanese family....here is where we say goodbye. Mayumi and family are planning to come to Canada next summer which made it a little easier. Yumi and her family, however, had just survived their first big 'foreigner' experience ...
The streets of Kyoto has an ambiance of a smooth flowing chi. Everything was in place. Although most of the signs are in Japanese, the proper and important english and korean instructions were in place. The Capsule Ryokan personnel gave us a vivid overview on how to go around Kyoto tourist spots and attractions.
The one-day bus pass was the cheapest way in going around Kyoto. It was good that I have chosen a hostel nearby Kyoto station.
Before starting the tour, it ...
... downtown area. We checked out a mall, but didn't find anything interesting, then we walked into a giant shopping arcade: a covered street filled with all kinds of shops, restaurants, shrines and even pachinko (gambling) parlours. There I got a custom-made stamp with my name so that I can sign documents Asian-style :)
On the way back to the hotel we also picked up some apples, as our diet here is pretty low on fruit.
... sure, put the bus around 5 minutes behind schedule, but we eventually made it out alive.
Since the weather was still looking threatening, Charlotte ran back to the apartment to collect some umbrellas, and we made our way towards the restaurant district.
Having not eaten since breakfast, and since it was now around 4pm, we went to our old favourite Bikkuri Donkey for a very late lunch / early dinner.
It was outside ...