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Back to Japan

Post by rick » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:12 am

So we are going back on Sunday and its pretty exciting to say the least!
Ive realised since that this was the coop (one of many) for the sacred chickens at Ise but there was a bird flu thing going on and they were all being kept undercover until it passed
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We wont be going to Ise this time (but what a coop and run!)(would loved to have seen them)
This time we will be going back to Shinjuku in Tokyo to recover from flying and hopefully finding the tiny real ale bar in the basement and saying hello to the big beaked crows in the park before taking the train to Okayama, Kurashiki to stay with our lad who has been teaching English over there for the past year. Its going to be really funny meeting up on the other side of the world.
Its only a short hop from Hiroshima, which I'm sure we will visit but there and everywhere else I am really looking forward to hitting the music shops with a list as long as both arms for CDs and DVDs that are so expensive to order by export. Well, its something to do isn't it!
Last time we went it might as well have been to Mars as it was all unknown. This time its more exciting somehow!
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Re: Back to Japan

Post by bigyetiman » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:07 pm

Have a fantastic time, shame you didn't get to see the sacred chickens.
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Re: Back to Japan

Post by Hen-Gen » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:46 pm

Sounds exciting. Such an impressive culture.
Enjoy the whale sushi.👶
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Re: Back to Japan

Post by rick » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:16 pm

They are messengers for the sun goddess Omikami Amaterasu (Cock-a-doodle-doooooo!)
OMG! Is whale sushi a thing! It probably exists but seeing as last time we walked miles and miles for every meal until Carol was tentatively comfortable with a somewhat vaguely vegetarian option, then - who knows!
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Re: Back to Japan

Post by bigyetiman » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:11 am

I love this forum, you learn new things all the time. The sun goddess is new to both of us
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Re: Back to Japan

Post by Hen-Gen » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:08 pm

rick wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:16 pm
They are messengers for the sun goddess Omikami Amaterasu (Cock-a-doodle-doooooo!)
OMG! Is whale sushi a thing! It probably exists but seeing as last time we walked miles and miles for every meal until Carol was tentatively comfortable with a somewhat vaguely vegetarian option, then - who knows!
Fear not I made it up. Though they have been whaling for ‘scientific reasons’ and are threatening to restart commercial whaling I don’t imagine it goes into sushi.
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Re: Back to Japan

Post by Tweetypie » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:21 pm

Have an amazing time, Rick. Must be exciting to see your Son and you must be proud of him. That photo is stunning, the trees are impressive and the coop - well, what can one say. Makes mine look like a pea on a drum :-)
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Re: Back to Japan

Post by Marigold » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:39 pm

Looks like yours have got a better dustbath though, Tweetipie. I can't see those sacred chickens being allowed to make the gravel untidy.
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Re: Back to Japan

Post by Tweetypie » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:09 am

Marigold- 😂😂😂 that made me smile
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Re: Back to Japan

Post by rick » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:17 am

:) They have to rake the gravel every morning before they get their mash.
They are practically a wild population that forages in the woodland margins across the whole upper shrine site. I'm not sure how much they actually use their coops and, presumably, they are often visited by nine tailed kitsune!

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