The Shikenen Sengu, a set of ceremonies, being followed to the book for the past 1,300 years, makes the Jingu, eternally old and always new at the same time.
Mt. Gozaisho, a 1200 ft, high peak, the highest on the Suzuka ranges, is located some 50 km from Tsu, and is an ideal day’s hiking trip.
What made the food more tasty was the way it was served, always with a smile. The making of the food, involved a lot of care and attention to detail, an art by itself, was pleasing to the eye too.
Ise Shima wears a magnetic field around it, a force that never allows the mind to wander far off…
“…And as the evening darkens, lo! how bright,
Through the deep purple of the twilight air,
Beams forth the sudden radiance of its light
With strange, unearthly splendor in the glare!…”
………… H.W. Longfellow
Every single stone & tree had a story to tell… Then there was the highlight of a story.. The story of how a tree; a huge one it was; became a 神………..
Come October, I would’ve done two years in Japan. Saying, anything like, ‘it feels like yesterday that I first landed in Nagoya’; would not be justifiable by any means, for the two years did feel like TWO YEARS, or rather, TWO EONS, to be exact. Call it time dilution, or anything, time is on a slow bike race here on the island, and at times, sure might win over the snail by quite a big margin.
the stallion, black and majestic; knows no fear, knows no brink….. ‘Entropy’ the teacher said, is the norm of this world….