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 31 
 on: 23 May 2019, 22:29:29 
Started by hangchoi - Last post by hangchoi
We finished our freshly brewed coffee and walked to the restaurant for our dinner. Our route passed through the birth place of Ozu Yasujirō 小津安二郎, a famous director.

The dinner we went to was called Tempura Mikawa Zezankyo 美川是山居. The chief chef of this restaurant is famed as the god of tempura. You have to make reservation 1 month in advance and pay deposit during reservation.

 32 
 on: 23 May 2019, 22:23:23 
Started by hangchoi - Last post by hangchoi
Our afternoon tea was at Blue Bottle coffee, a landmark coffee shop in this district. People used to line up for 30 minutes to get their coffee.

 33 
 on: 23 May 2019, 22:21:35 
Started by hangchoi - Last post by hangchoi
After that, we went to Kiyosumi-shirakawa 清澄白河 for afternoon tea. This district is a cultural district, quiet and tidy, and the central park of this district is Kiyosumi Teien 清澄庭園.

It is hardly imagined that there is such an oasis in a city. Beautiful. Even the turtles make good use of the pond and sunlight.

 34 
 on: 23 May 2019, 22:15:41 
Started by hangchoi - Last post by hangchoi
Two more things to mention. First this is also the place for filming a famous Japanese TV programme 男人真命苦, so it has a museum about this. There is a statue of the main character outside the train station

Second, there is a small old pier which is still operating.

 35 
 on: 23 May 2019, 22:11:24 
Started by hangchoi - Last post by hangchoi
The last stop of our trip with my wife and her friends is Tokyo. We stayed at Ueno. After we dropped our bags, we went to Shibamata 柴又 to meet my sister in law.

Shibamata is an old district which keeps some of the buildings in Edo period. We can walk through the old street, tasted some local food and enjoy some landscape inside Japanese house.


 36 
 on: 23 May 2019, 22:03:54 
Started by hangchoi - Last post by hangchoi
See! a temple for love in the middle, with Husband and wife pine tree.

The last one is the formal entrance to Futarasan Jinja

 37 
 on: 23 May 2019, 22:01:15 
Started by hangchoi - Last post by hangchoi
The left hand side of the Toshogu has a path leading to Futarasan Jinja 二荒山神社, a jinja for love.

Well, quite a lot of people going there and I found most of the items were related to love, family, husband and wife, lovers, etc.

 38 
 on: 23 May 2019, 21:56:44 
Started by hangchoi - Last post by hangchoi
On the right hand side there is a path going up the hill. From there we can reach the inner shrine, which is the tomb of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

 39 
 on: 23 May 2019, 21:53:55 
Started by hangchoi - Last post by hangchoi
The inner temple. It is the place for the shogun to worship. They really like golden furnishes for decoration. Maybe it reflected how rich they were in the early Edo era.

 40 
 on: 23 May 2019, 21:52:02 
Started by hangchoi - Last post by hangchoi
The main temple is full of people. It is nicely built, detailed support, gold plated finishes, layers of load sharing latches.

The last two pictures show the front and back of the main temple entrance.

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