Saturday was sumo day. On the way we stumbled across a temple in beautiful gardens, complete with a performing monkey and a christening.
At the end of his tricks his,owner turned on the heater for him!
The baby cried thru the whole ceremony. That's grandma in the middle dressed in lots of finery.
We watched a few wrestlers arriving like film stars on the red carpet. They are massive!
Sunday we hopped on the bullet train and headed for Hiroshima. Lovely city despite its history.
I hope the girl next to me didn't mind her picture being taken! Mt Fuji in all its glory on the five hour train ride. Amazing trip. Why can't we do something like that.
Gardens everywhere and proper coffee shops.
It looked like a meth lab. The coffee is produced from a test tube and a Bunsen burner thingy. Very modern.
All around the Peace Park are these pAper cranes - thousands,of them and so pretty.
These are all made up,of individual origami cranes. Beautiful.