Monthly Archives: October 2010

Japanese Days – Arrival in Tokyo

10/11/2007 Arrived yesterday in Tokyo. Still warm and a little humid even at this time of the year. Settled quickly into our apartment which is in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo. Some dissappointments. The furniture in the photographs does not … Continue reading

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Japanese days – Following in the footsteps of Basho ?

11/11/2007  Sun Received answers to our e-mails form Akira Suzuki and Paul Cunningham. Akira san lives about 15 minutes walk away from where we are living in Suitengumae. I was just looking at the map and we are right in … Continue reading

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Japanese days – Tokyo Exhibitions and meeting with Akira suzuki

12/11/2007 Monday Settling in a bit more although its still difficult to aclimitise. Its not like we are here on holiday. There is a lot to organise: finding places to buy food, places to eat and organising our schedule. Went … Continue reading

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Japanese days – Getting ready for Kyoto

16/11/2007 Friday Gradually getting some kind of rhythm into our stay here and settling into the rhythm of life in Tokyo. Already visited the National Museum of Japan in Ueno Park. Excellent  exhibition of art from the Tokugawa period – … Continue reading

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Japanese days – In Kyoto

20/11/2007 Monday,   Arrived in Kyoto  on Saturday in the afternoon by train. Saw mount Fuji in the distance from the train window, although it looked quite close due to its immense size and height.   Yesterday kept the day … Continue reading

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Japanese days – Nijo Castle – Early Warning Squeaky Floorboards

Yesterday was a long day. Started early in the morning at Nijo Castle. Large complex with palace inside the castle perimeter and gardens. Inside the palace is a large building which has walkways inside which squeak like birds singing or geese … Continue reading

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Japanese days – Temple Songs

22/11/2007 Thurs   Terribly cold today but all the same we braved the weather and visited several temples.  At one temple the Abbott was on duty and he signed a copy of the guide book we bought. Lovely middle aged … Continue reading

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