Stopped off at Shikoku Karst in the Tengu Highlands for a break on our (very) long drive up to Matsuyama in Ehime. The views were outstanding.
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Had most of today off so took my parents to Yasui Valley in Niyodogawa Town. Had a walk up a nice short trail before the rain got too heavy.
Visited a Portuguese bakery in a neighbouring town for the first time today to buy some bread (being a European baker most breads are vega n) and brought home the photographed loaves. The broa was so deliciously dense that it made me want to eat it with a barley stew and as luck would have it we had very fitting ingredients in our fridge.
Another adventure in cooking Japan-side.
It’s a wee bit inhospitality frigid oot.
Photos from the vegan event.. I made the burgers!
My in-laws’ just hosted a Shinto ceremony at their house, a very rare opportunity and one with much respect placed upon it and accordingly them.
The family had our own personal ceremony and now after lunch the roadshow is off to the local schools before returning to Ōmura shrine.
Tonight’s dinner was a pumpkin and barley stew using ingredients from this village! Turned out to be very tasty.
This morning we climbed a mountain near our house to clean the grounds of a shrine for a ceremony later today. The shrine is on the site of a former castle/fort, apparently. Was a good but sometimes challenging climb for the older group members and the decline was super dangerous and the older lady in attendance slipped about a dozen times which was pretty scary.
That’s the second of the village mountains I have climbed in the past few weeks and definitely my second favourite..
On a business trip to Tokushima and looking out the hotel room window this morning and I saw this..
.. objective for today is to find “The Morag”..
(Agnes is an old-fashioned Scottish name, rarely used these days, provokes the image of an old lady with blue-rinsed hair and a two-wheeled tartan shopping trolley)
(Apologies to any Latinx Agneses, no offense intended.. I have a feeling it’s still a common name and adorned by many young people of Iberian decent)
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