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Takae at the Wakutama Pond  
   

Takae at the Wakutama Pond

Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha, Fujinomiya
The Pilgrimage Begins

August 19th 2018
Hello my fellow travellers! This morning I left before Ichiro woke up and made my way over to the train station to go to Fujinomiya, a city located at the foot of Mount Fuji on the Shizuoka side. I was greeted by a lovely morning with perfect weather and I felt good about the prospect of climbing Mount Fuji under such conditions. The train ride to Fujinomiya went well and as I exited the station ... read more
Asia » Japan » Shizuoka » Fujinomiya

Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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14th September 2018

Wakatama Pond
Special place to cleanse the body and spirit to prepare for the climb. Very special.
17th September 2018

Wakatama Pond
It was a good feeling to clean both my body and my mind here before the climb. You are right that it's very special.

Tot: 1.248s; Tpl: 0.045s; cc: 11; qc: 9; dbt: 0.0073s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.4mb