Nov 06, 2007
Jun 26, 2008
We took the Shinkansen train to Okayama to visit the castle and gardens here. The castle was quite impressive and the gardens, said to be among the 3 best in Japan, very pretty and peaceful. The highlight of the day was my haircut though. The cutting was done quickly and efficiently and with a lot of care and then the man asked if I'd used a robot shower before, and then it became more interesting. Of course I hadn't and he said I shouldn't worry. He pressed a button and the hairdressing chair swivelled round, and I sat down on the contraption. Soon I was reclining with towels and water jackets in the right places and jets of water were spraying over my head in lots of directions with some force. With a few "oohs" and "ahhs" it was eventually over. Very nice and I'm sure my scalp has never been cleaner.