Japan Photos 2008
Bill and Heromi, we are most grateful to you for providing Roy and I Bed and Breakfast while in Tokyo. "Mi casa es tu casa" anytime you wish to visit Texas. Do it before I croak ! aishite imasu !
Dr.and Mrs.Miyawaki (Pharmacist) and their two children, both of them are MDs. They hosted us at their home and also at a traditional Japanese restaurant in Maebashi, Gunma Japan their home town. Thank you, Dōmo arigatō, from the bottom of our hearts.
Thank you Glen for having us stay at your house and being our Taxi for nearly two weeks. May God give you back double what you spent on us during our stay. You cooking is only superseded by your good looks!
Lt. to Rt. Roy Dean Matthews, Mrs Tomoko Miyawaki, Willem "Windmill Bill" DeVries, and Erasmo "Doc" Riojas, Glen Grinage (missing).
Roy Dean learned to say: "Nihongo [yoku] hanasemasen." meaning: "I do not speak Japanese."
At 1,093 feet,
Looking straight down from the Tokyo Tower Mid level station.
The "panoramic view of
This is the
Emperor's Palace converted in about 1860 from the palace/fort of the last
(incompetent) Shogun which, when faced with a revolutionary army and irritated
Emperor, just walked away. The Emperor moved from
guards are at the 1st of two bridges, to a small fortified area
Roy, Glen, Rio
Rio clowning around at Starbucks, Glen Grinnage thinks it is funny?
Mrs Miyawaki took
us to the city of
We visited the
We chowed down on
what was some fine French food. I , Glen Grinage, paid the $600.00+ USA
bucks for it.
It is RUDE to give a TIP in Japan !
This is one of the many mirrors place on the many curved roads in Maebashi; Glen's home town.
This is Local Train.
Correction: Chako not Choko.
He is drawing the Horse.
Roy, your Mammie told you to stay away from dynamite !
President & CEO Yasuhiro Kashima was our Tour Guide
click to enlarge: Mt. Fuji 12/28/08
It says (four big characters in middle) Bebe Kannon - BeBe means child's clothes but could also be interpreted as 'vulva'.
The three charcters below are 'Chin Pou Kan': 'Chin' is the character for rare or unusual', Pou (or Hou) is treasure and 'Kan' is structure or building.
However this could be a pun because Chin Pou is the vulgar rendering of penis.
The characters at the bottom are the address and tel number of the
museum ./s/ Riojasan
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Part of the Jomo Three Mountains, Mt. Akagi-yama is located in the center of Gunma; it is the generic name for the mountain range that includes Mt. Kurobi-san and Mt. Jizo-dake. The inside area of the outer rim of the mountain is designated as Akagi Prefectural Park. Near the mountaintop, between the central crater and outer rim, is a crater lake called Lake O-numa.
At Lake O-numa,
visitors can enjoy camping, fishing and boating during the summer, and in winter
they can bore holes in the frozen surface of the lake and fish for pond smelts
through the ice. Around the month of May, you can marvel at the blossoming of
the flowers of 'mizubasho,' skunk cabbage, a rare plant that grows in swamps,
irises, and 'Nikko-kisuge,' a yellow alpine lily. Visitors can enjoy a
4-kilometer hiking course around Lake O-numa, where they can experience the many
wonders of nature to their heart's content.
Besides Akagi Nature Park, Mt. Akagi-yama includes leisure facilities such as Gunma Flower Park and Akagi-kogen Highland Pasture "Kronenberg," which reproduces the sceneries of German villages. The area also boasts several spectacular waterfalls such as the 50-meter-high Fudo-Otaki, Otome-no-taki, and Asahi-no-taki, all with nearby hot springs where bathers can relax on one-day trips.
Visiting Mt. Akagi-yama
Roy Dean Matthews Photos
lt. to Rt: Tomiko, Bill, Glen, Takemoto Tetsu, Roy, Rio at Karuizawa Japan
bottom row, center: Mrs. Takemoto Tetsu, my painter friend in Takaidohizashi Japan and here family.
Paintings by Mrs. Takemoto Tetsu in Takaidohigashi, Japan
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