Friday Photo

Friday Photo: Special “Move” Edition!

Greetings faithful blog readers from … hmmm, it’s Friday, so where are we today? That’s right, this entry comes to you from the “road”, as my family and I are currently en route from our former home in Kumamoto to our new abode in Tokyo. Rather than go through the hassle of shipping our car to the city and then taking the short flight up to Tokyo, we’re spending the week on a leisurely drive up the main island of Honshu.

Yes, yes. I do think we are a bit nuts. 🙂

Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE driving in Japan. I love the places it allows me to explore and to be totally honest, this country is not that difficult to navigate behind the wheel, even if you don’t have a knowledge of Japanese. But we’ve timed our move (alright, to be fair, we didn’t really have much of a choice) to coincide with the middle of July, which means the weather is hot, hot, and HOT. The humidity does NOT make one want to get out of the car to do any real sightseeing but we’ve been plodding along and doing what we can, all the way keeping our fingers crossed that the typhoon coming slooooowwly towards our shores will cool things down a bit.

Anyway, while we’re hopefully arriving in Nagoya this Friday evening as this is set to post, here are some shots from the week’s destinations.

Summer wildflowers in Shimane Prefecture

Summer wildflowers in Shimane Prefecture

The beautiful bath of our rustic ryokan near Iwami Ginzan

The beautiful bath of our rustic ryokan near Iwami Ginzan

The thick THICK shimenawa (sacred ropes) of Izumo Taisha

The thick THICK shimenawa (sacred ropes) of Izumo Taisha

A modern spin on wagashi in Matsue

A modern spin on wagashi in Matsue

3 thoughts on “Friday Photo: Special “Move” Edition!

  1. Hey! Sorry for the lull in communication after getting back–around the time the typhoon was coming, I was pretty tied up anyway. Glad you found your way around and got to enjoy the original wagashi at Kiharu!

    • No worries! I hope you had a good trip back to the US. We only ended up being in Matsue for about 24 hours, but we managed to see the Adachi Museum of Art (I drooled over the gardens, of course), the castle, the history museum, popped in for wagashi (but didn’t really get to actually see them making it), the Bukeyashiki and managed to eat both Kamo soba and the Shinjiko seven delicacies. of course, we missed alot but I think we covered a fair amount of ground for such a short time and with a typhoon on the approach!

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