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* 1500 Arahats
* Mt. Nokogiri Pictures
* This Just In...
* Home again, home again...
* Strange things as seen through the eye of my phone's camera
* It's Super Fast! Shinkansen!!
* a QUIET house
* My personal ramblings on this new generation of sailors
* Update and Pictures
* Surf's up...but I'm not.
* After School Sumo
* Bon Odori Festival
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* Welcome Thomas Mitchell
* Tourism Visas to be Issued in Saudi Arabia
November 06, 2005
Mt. Nokogiri Pictures
As promised, here are some of the pictures I took yesterday. It was an overall fun day, a bit of an early start for a weekend, but the Krispy Kreme donuts that my interepreter brought back from the USA, even though they were a few days old, were delicious. Nothing like a burst of sugar and fat and preservatives all washed down with a few cups of coffee to get your day going!
And now for the pics...
Dog who wanted to eat us...Nice Doggie! Stay! Stay!
Top of the first hill (about 500 steps).
Group shot in the quarry
"Durn that's high!!"
"Now dig like a badger!"
Japanese lady's hiking shoes
Old stone wall...
Me looking into Hell (overlook that for some reason was dubbed "looking into Hell" hundreds of years ago.
The View (not the TV show...). They say that on a clear day, you can see Tokyo and Mt Fuji.
Some of the 1500 Arahats
The gate to the top. Of course we came from the other side, so the big scary guy statues didn't deter us...
Don't bump your heed
Bamboo fence and grove
The Daibutsu (the biggest Buddha in Japan)
Exhaustion sets in...
Dave and the BB
These girls were having a ball ringing that bell...laughing hysterically. Normally, people are very solemn and pious when they ring the bell and pray. Not these kids..."Clang! Clang! Ha, ha, ha!!!"
Big pile of baby Jizus (small statues that represent babies who died early, or were aborted.)
Group photo with BB
The advertisement appears to portray a ball of hair wrapped in dough, and then baked into a delicious muffin. In fact, it was really seaweed, but it was still delicious.
Don't worry, Mom. These aren't mine...I call this picture "Beer and Smokes"
A quick trip to the beach...
And some of the local wildlife...
More wildlife...the Japanese Wagtail
Mormons on a Mission
Where the Aqua Line dives under the Tokyo Bay. This is a rest stop that is out in the water, and feels like you've driven onto a cruise ship. Lots of shops, restaurants, and a view that seems like you're sailing.
Buddhist Monk enjoying the sunshine
Yokohama Bay Bridge
All in all, it was a great day...long, tiring, and a lot of time on a bus going to and from, but much fun. My legs were definitely feeling it this morning when I woke up. But, like anything that's demanding, the rewards for our effort were definitely worth it.
Melody's still at sea, and has had a tough week. They had a kid who had his leg pinned beneath one of the aircraft as they were moving it around. The leg was mangled, and ended up having to be amputated. They say that the flight deck of an aircraft carrier is the most dangerous job in the world...seems to me that they may be right. Please be praying for him as he works to recover.
Posted by djf on November 6, 2005 02:57 PM
Category: Dave in Japan
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