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Just some interesting shots

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    This is the Suitengamae Temple which was about 2 blocks from my hotel. The main temple, a side temple and the zodiac sculpture. This particular temple is for pregnant women to come and pray for an easy birth. The zodiac sculpture has the twelve signs of the zodiac, and the women rub the one that represents their child.

    I did not go into the main temple, but did make an offering at the side temple. This is done by dropping coins in the box, then pulling on the cloth bell pulls so the Gods notice you. Then you bow and pray, clap your hands (to make sure the Gods are still paying attention) then bow and back away. You wash your hands in a special fountain before entering the temples.
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    This is just some sake jugs set out in front of a shop, kinda interesting

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    Have a couple other shots I will post later.

    Very glad to be home!!

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    Welcome home D! Most exotic! Thoughts of how much sake are in those containers... hmm, there's at least a week's worth

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    Oh thank you for posting these. I have always wanted to go to Japan. No surprise that I love that sculpture of the Akita
    How much longer do you have this brutal travel schedule?

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    Well, I stay home this week, go to my sister's in North Carolina for Christmas, come home till the 14th of January and then go back to Japan for 2 weeks. Then home for 3 weeks, then back to Japan.....

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    How long is that flight? Sounds like you are making some serious frequent flyer miles!
    The photos are beautiful. I always love to see travel photos. Did you take many with people in them? I always try to do that so that when I get home I can remember what the people were like as well as the beautiful places where they live. Thanks for sharing some of your memories!

    Cheers!
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    Oh Diane! I hope you get some time off after all of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer
    How long is that flight? Sounds like you are making some serious frequent flyer miles!

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    The flight going to Tokyo is 12 to 13 hours, depending on the headwinds. The flight back is 11 hours. It's 5500 miles each way. My next trip I stay over a weekend, and hope to get out of the city. Tokyo is like Manhattan for the most part. I want to try to get to Kyoto or Sapporo this next trip.

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