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... a jazz concert at the Wedgewood porcelain property. She had 2 extra tickets at $60 that she simply offered to us and would not let us pay for them. What an amazing venue, intimate seating for about 80 people, and a great concert to boot. We were all so surprised. The Japanese jazz singer is named Erika, is quite famous, and lives most of the time in New York. She was accompanied by a piano player from New York and a percussionist from Japan who had played at the ...
... to it, the Upstairs Shrine. We climbed multiple long staircases to get up there. Seriously, a lot of stairs. A Japanese woman showed Emily and me the method of ritual hand washing performed prior to going in to the shrine and we did see a number of Japanese bowing at the entrance of the shrine. We then went to Kofukuji Temple. This was the first Obaku Zen temple in Japan, started around 1620. It has a massive red wooden gate at its entrance and some nice ...
... of Japan. It has a lovely natural harbour, nice bridges, and a pleasing size only just over a million population. The taxi waited for us again, it only took 10 minutes to take a few panoramic shots, take it in, and head back to the city. We had a map so just pointed at the centre and told the taxi driver to head there.
The center of town wasn't all that interesting, just an indoor mall, but Rachelle found a little supermarket inside and bought ...
... items from the event, and - what was most moving was to see - the effects of the atomic bomb on the people. It was heart breaking to to see the pictures. Did you know that people suffered years after this? Glass was being removed from a woman 10 years later and several cancers did not manifest till 10-15 years later. Second and third generations of the atomic bomb where affected. They may not have been present, but ...
... I won’t
forget our first day in Japan… Tomoko even made the little paper cranes, and
gave to everyone, and sang us a song before we completed our day…She was 56 and
looked so much younger..
Sam had a shorter ,but excellent tour of the Shipyard and
museum, learning so much about the whole process of what happens , a huge
operation, from tankers to research ships ,to destroyers, to huge passenger
liners ,and much ...