Lake Towada and the Oirase Gorge is one Japan's National Treasures. The kids suggested we invite some folks to go back up with us and play, picnic, paddle etc.....just what I thought in May at the retreat.
The story is that the sculptor's wife died in middle age. He loved her so much he sculpted this of her. Two - reflections....people come from all over to pose with her.....as you can see below.
Some go out on the boats to watch...The lake was gorgeous at night with all the boats lit up....
Saw several yukatas
Amazing how quickly this lush land claims old buildings.
Little red roofs are shrines
The Point and Click (Cannon Power shot) is simply not up to some situations. I decided I'd rather watch the show, than take poor photos. We'll go back some other time and get photos.
I hadn't realized we could bring STUFF with us on the bus...next time a gazebo (which means I'd need to order one ::snort::), a cooler, some chairs....this time a very nice gentleman offered us one of his carpets. I didn't realize he was a chain smoker when we accepted. ::snort:: He was surprised when we returned it, said our proper salutations, and gave him a little thing of Apple/Vinegar candy chews.
We arrived back at the base at 11:00 p.m. It's 11:57 pm now. A great day.
Living all of life before the face of God...