|After the parade we are invited to a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. This green tea is hand-made, its fresh and delicious and really green in color. And the tea ceremony is another tradition that will bring us much luck.
We next spend a few hours touring this World Heritage site, its Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, carvings, candles, and statues. To enter a shrine or temple, you must remove your shoes (or in my case Kazuo's oversize boots), before you enter. Today there is much shoes off, shoes on, shoes off, shoes on. The detail and the beauty and the reverence and traditions impress us very much. Sue pulls a good luck card from the basket and receives the one that is very lucky. At one of the Shinto Shrines Harold is gifted a traditional Japanese writing pen.