Ura san told us we were going back to Tokyo via the Tokyo Bay Tunnel. He explained that we were going over a bridge into the middle of Tokyo Bay and then would go through a tunnel to the other side. We went over the bridge. but then he pulled into a car park. We were a bit confused until we went to the Tokyo Bay Oasis. A huge tourist complex just before you enter the tunnel. Food, Souvenirs, an […]
Day 2 of our trip to Chiba started with a walk on the beach with Yuko san below the hotel. If you look carefully you can just see Mt Fuji in the distance. Next stop was Nojimozaki Park and Lighthouse. Wonderful views of Mt Fuji on the way. The southern most tip of the Boso Peninsular
Ura san & Yuko san picked us in their car and took us on a two day trip around the coastline of Chiba. First stop was the Yamasa Choshi soy sauce factory. Very interesting video on how soy sauce is made. Soy sauce ice cream is surprisingly nice. Next stop was Cape Inubosaki Lighthouse built in 1874. Yuko and I climbed the 99 steps to the top of the lighthouse.Freezing up there but amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Fresh seafood […]
An excellent art Gallery. I’ve been to this gallery 3 times now and the exhibitions have always been so interesting and enjoyable. Here are a few pics of some of the exhibits. Have a look at their website for more information. https://www.kanazawa21.jp/exhibition_event_en.php I was mesmerised by “Ghost in the Cell” and there was a huge exhibition of Inoue Yuichi, a Japanese calligraphy artist plus so much more. Below is the work of Aono Fumiaki who transform objects washed up on […]
Thunderbird Express – Kyoto to Kanazawa. very comfortable 2 1/2 hours. Rainy day at Kanazawa Castle Interesting display of how these castles were built showing the wood joinery, walls and roof. Castle was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1881 so most of the castle has been rebuilt.
ilmare is an Italian restaurant located near Odawara fishing harbour. All the fish is freshly caught each day. Food was wonderful and the company was great. Thank you Hanatani san Satoko san, Ura san & Yuko san. David and I had a lovely day. Satoko san is a sushi artist and teacher. Too good to eat.
My friend Yaeko took me to the Ebisu Jinja Shrine for the Tokaebisu Festival held on the 10th of January each year. Merchants and business people go to pray for good business and for the well being and safety of family. I don’t have any good pictures of the shrine itself as it was packed with people who were praying and buying Kitcho – kodakara (lucky ornaments) attached to fuku-zasa (bamboo sprigs.) The lady dressed as a Geisha is an […]