Thursday, January 24, 2013

When we see a sign in English, we follow it.

Victor and I both love stopping at historical markers. Virginia seemed to be overflowing with random markers and monuments and we enjoyed seeing what we could. So far in Japan, we have seen a lot of cool looking monuments, but usually we are left to an explanation like this:
Yeah, not so helpful. 

There are still a lot of historical things here that are marked in English. So if we see it, we follow it! Just the other day we were driving around a smaller neighborhood and saw a sign for castle ruins. We walked up to the top of the hill and saw these ruins: built in the 1400s. 

The misty leftovers of the rain gave it an eerie, frozen in time feel which was cool, but I would love to go back on a clear day when you have a sweeping view of the East China Sea and the rest of the island. 

On the way out I found a list of stuff to see just in this area: so much to see! Pottery kilns, glass blowing factories, art museums, etc. And that's only in a 2 or 3 sq. mile area of the island. 


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