Friday, January 12, 2007

Himeji













Wednesday 20th September 2006 - a day trip to Himeji and Himeji-jo.

We saw pretend people and a SARS victim, collecting shoes.

Don't ever let me take you for granted.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you scheduled Trip #2 to Japan yet?

Minge said...

Si!

We leave, either 30th or 31st May, come back a week later. Remember, you were with me when I heard the news? Weren't we heading to Forbidden Planet?

Anonymous said...

Yes, I think that's where we were headed. I know for sure that we weren't headed to the gourmet chocolate shop because you outright refused to take me there.

Minge said...

Refused? Like we had enough time? Next time, you little bitch! I'll force feed you with as many mint chocolates as I can cram in your hungry mouth!

;)

Anonymous said...

omg, or like summit or nuffin..... you both look FAB bowling in the Far East.

Alan.


xxx

Minge said...

Bowling?

Alan said...

well, what's that old man doing at the bowling alley with a face mask of if he's not returning your shoes hen?

x

;-)

Minge said...

He was a sex worker.

Minge said...

He was a sex worker.

Foot and shoe fetishists.

Carioca said...

One of the countries which I want to visit as soon as possible is Japan!

Minge said...

You should go, hen. It's so different to anything I've ever experiences in my life. Almost like another world.

Old Cheeser said...

I've heard it's very frantic there, especially Tokoyo. Is that true? And I thought London could be bad!

Love the shirt your fella's wearing - very pretty! He's a nice-looking chap isn't he?

Minge said...

Japan is a land of opposites. Even in Tokyo, people are so polite and respect social norms and expectations - until something pushes everyone over the edge. Sure, they'll form a queue to get on the train, but then they'll shove you out of the way to get on before you. Or an elderly woman, a pregnant woman or someone with one leg will get on the train. The able bodied young man, sat by the door, will he get up and offer his seat? Not on your nelly.

Of course, away from Tokyo, it's much different.

The thing I liked about Japan was, as far as society went, there were no surprises. People were always kind and courteous. You knew people were going to bow or get down on the floor for ten minutes. Or you knew if they were going to offer you a free drink. Too much to go into here, but the way one knew what to expect in terms of social interaction came as welcome relief.

Minge said...

Oh, and Phyllis is a total glamour puss.