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Our first stop was Nagahama Castle on the shores of Biwa-ko, Japan’s largest lake. The castle was built in 1574 but in 1615 after being captured by Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu it was dissembled and used in the construction of Hikone castle, further south on the coast. On our way to tiny Chikubu island in the middle of Lake Biwa – one of 8 most … Continue reading Chikubu shima (island)
A year is isnt’ really a long enough time to completely forget what happened… maybe some of the details are a little fuzzy, but you remember the gut wrenching fear and sorrow. And you can never forget…but maybe that helps you remember to pray for those who were/are still touched by loss. So we take a moment in silence to say a prayer and show … Continue reading Anniversary & Ume blossoms
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So I promised I would show the final result… and I got the teapot back last week so here it is… You can see the previous stages in an earlier post The other pieces… well, I gave them away and I thought I took pictures already but maybe not… oops! Continue reading Finished Teapot
Love and do 19, 20, 22, and 27 Really need to work on 4, 31 and 33… Continue reading Creativity Counts…
After almost 2 years in Japan and I still hadn’t visited Nagoya castle – and I finally got the opportunity to go with another student and family who were first timers too! It was a really nice day and fun to spend time with this family exploring the local history… Since I wrote this post like 3 times and it wasn’t saved, I can’t do … Continue reading Nagoya Castle, Tokugawaen & Art Museum