I was trapped into talking (tomorrow) to the Sons of Norway lodge I belong to; they want to hear about my childhood in Japan. I kept saying it wasn't Norwegian based but they didn't listen. So I've been spending time getting slides scanned in for this talk.
I haven't broken a leg, yet, so guess I will have to go and talk tomorrow (sigh).
However, I thought I'd share some of the pictures (again) that I will show.
Hope you enjoy and hope the lodge enjoys tomorrow.
This is an actor from the Kabuki theater - it is a young male, posing as a young woman. No women acted in Kabuki.
This is one of the largest Buddhas in the world, as you can see by the people walking up the steps.
I have been to this one and walked inside and stood in the hands of this Buddha.
This is a bathroom in a tourist spot - we stayed here one week.
The stool is the porcelain item in the floor - you squatted over it and then flushed it when done.
More modern than just a hole in the ground like most county people had.
When we left Japan, we flew past the famous Mount Fujiyama - Dad took this picture from the plane.