Saturday, December 3, 2016

Japan - Day 9 - Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Museum

Friday, October 21, 2016  Zao-machi, Miyagi

The next leg of our journey is in blue on the map. On this day we would travel from Matsushima to Aizu in the Fukushima Prefecture.

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After reaching our final destination for today we would have already traveled over 600 miles with three more days left of the tour.
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Here are some photos that I took from the bus on our way to the kokeshi doll museum.
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I thought these drying piles of rice stalks looked so cool. 
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Do you see the flame-colored bush? I kept trying to take pictures of them, but only succeeded this one time. Anybody know what that is?
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I liked these trees too.
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They were in lots of people's yards.
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Apple trees, maybe?
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I think this is a garbage truck. 
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We're getting close.
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We're here!
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This lady was our teacher in our kokeshi doll decorating class. 
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Mine is on the left. Sweetie's on the right. She no follow instructions.
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After class we took a look around the shop/museum.
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We got free ice cream! 
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Lunch was from a rest stop. This is all we ate. Nuff right?
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Japan - Day 9 - Matsushima Century Hotel, Breakfast Buffet

Friday, October 21, 2016  Matsushima, Miyagi

First stop of the day was the Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Museum. But first, as usual . . . The Breakfast Buffet.


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Here's our fabulous hotel.  
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A pier was right outside of the hotel. 
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We had hoped to do a little more shopping at the Matsushima Fish Market before leaving, but it wasn't open yet. We were a bit disappointed. 
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