Thousands of Miles from Home


Images of Japan

Currently watching the Beastie Boys on MTV. Just to prove that Japan gets everything as soon as the US. Today was more sight seeing with Shoko and a woman on the school board. We left arund 10 after going to the post office to pick up some stamps. We went to a very old saltworks owned by Buzaeman Nozaki, "King of the Japan Saltworks." It was composed of many guest houses, a lighthouse made of wood, and a stone obelisk "Nokaki's Memorial Pole."
Lunch was delicious as usual. O-ishii. After lunch we drove to an observatory for the Seto-o-Hachi island bridge. The view was amazing. Perfect place to see the inland sea and it's islands. I believe there are over 1000. After some dessert we went to Yuga Daigongen and Rendaiji Temple. It is one of the few places that both a shrine and a temple are located in the same place. In the temple I rang a prayer bell, rubbed the buddha's head, and witnessed some chanting. I lit incence and felt very refreshed by the peaceful landscape.
People here think i look like Elijah Wood.
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  • Ben, great site, wonderful pics, you DO look like Elija
    Have a blast, JIM HUMBERTSON

    By Anonymous, at 10:11 AM  

  • Ben, sounds like you are having a great time and have explored a great deal already. Good luck with everything and make sure you give me a call sometime.

    ----- The only Terrapin you know

    By Anonymous, at 5:20 PM  

  • Doc Seitz and I are glad you're having such a great first week. Keep in touch and keep on writin'.....we'll be readin' The ESL woman

    By Anonymous, at 10:13 PM  

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