Re: Castle/Museum near Tokyo
- --- In sca-jml@y..., "Gara of Lions Gate" <kimberly.m@t...> wrote:
> > The train line from Tokyo down toward Nagoya is dotted with
> > reasonably close to Tokyo is Odawara. Nice place, great location,and a
> heckjust went
> > of a view by the sea.
> > Effingham
> If you're thinking of doing that this time of year forget it. I
> to Nagoya by Hikari shinkansen (bullet train) last Saturday, and itwas so
> overcast we couldn't see a darn thing. It's been like that for thelast
> couple of weeks, and will probably remain so for the next while.the weather
> (who is quite happy with tsuyuu (rainy season) this year because
> is not hot at all!)With one eye on CNN, I decided to go ahead (to Matsumoto). Glad I
did. We actually had SUNSHINE this morning and no rain all day!
(okay, that was a small lie, a slight misting rain helped keep me
cool on my morning run)
>Well I wasn't saying "cancel your plans", I was just saying that if you plan
> With one eye on CNN, I decided to go ahead (to Matsumoto). Glad I
> did. We actually had SUNSHINE this morning and no rain all day!
> (okay, that was a small lie, a slight misting rain helped keep me
> cool on my morning run)
on sitting on a train and seeing stuff out the window, you *might* be
disappointed! Glad you enjoyed your trip. I should have hung my futon out
today, since like you said, it was actually sunny!!
Gara, who has a lot of laundry that needs to be done!
- ronbroberg@... wrote:
> Thank you for the tips. I really appreciate them. However, since ICool. Matsumoto is one of my other favorite castles.
> did not read them until tonight (Saturday), I went ahead with my plan
> to visit Matsumoto.
> It is not too far from Yokota AFB (~Tachikawa);I usually put 'em on my fee. <G>
> it is about 2.5 hours by limited express. I am still amazed by how
> far I can get with my extremely limited Japanese. I only know a
> couple of hundred words and have no grammar skills. So now I am the
> proud owner of a pair of waraji. The proprietress had no idea of how
> t to tie them, so ...
> Does anyone know how to wear waraji?
>You were probably looking at bishamon-gote. Those are kote where the sode is
> In the museum attached to the castle, there was an armour with mogami
> kosode that were hinged. Each of the 5 lames had two hinges built
> into them. Can you tell me when such a sode would have been made and
actually *part* of the sleeve, rather than a separate piece of armour. Quite
often, these were hinged to make them more wearable, as being part of the
sleeve they generally need more flexibility (and moulding to the arms) than
the regularly freely flopping variety.