Life’s been busy around here: house painting, coming up with the new office, moving up furniture, bringing in new furniture…and then we had to dip our feet on the crystal clear water of our beautiful Atlantic (meaning, we went to the beach).
I also have been thinking a lot about the future direction of this blog, I need to freshen it up, somehow! — I’m on a cleaning/tidying up rampage, okay? For now, I have a few ideas, but since I have no one to pitch them to, because I’m my own boss around here, I need to mull them over and come up with what I really want to see.
Today I’m presenting you photos from our trip to Takayama and Furukawa. *This post is heavily loaded with photos, I am sorry!*
A couple of days after arriving to Tokyo, we packed some clothes on our backpacks and headed off to Nagoya, but in between, we visited the very beautiful Takayama and Furukawa. Both are very small towns but very authentic and pretty. We walked around quite a lot, tried fresh soba, beef sushi and grilled dango, fed the carps and knew immediately why we were back to Japan after 11 months.
Ah the bread for the carps. I took this picture specifically to remember to write about the story behind this bag of bread. Everyone can get a bag on bread to feed the carps, and you can get them from a little tiny house built just for that (I imagine). The idea is you put in one coin of 100 yen and take a bag out. No one is there to see if you put the coin in or not, you can just get the bag out and that’s that! But of course this would only work in a place like Japan.
As we were rummaging through our pockets and wallet for a 100 yen coin, an old Japanese man appeared out of nowhere and gave us a 100 yen coin. I told him, ‘iie, iie, iie!!’ (no, no, no) showing that I had found a 100 yen in my wallet, but he wouldn’t care for it, he just smiled and waved to us as he walked away.
This was only the first sign that we had made the right decision going back. This was exactly why we love this country so much.
Aaaaaand that’s it for now!
Have a great day! and come back tomorrow for more!