Osorezan, or Mount Osore is known as Mt. Dread or Mt. Fear. It is in the middle of the Shimokita Penisula in Northern Tohoku. Not the most urban nor accessible place in the world. From Shimokita, three or four buses a day run up to Bodai ji, the temple which takes care of all the souls who are waiting to go to hell or to cross over to the other side. I have to look up more information on this, as it is obviously a place where people go to remember their dead, and also to help them on their journeys in the afterlife. There will, I hope, be a good blog dedicated to this.
After Osorezan, I went back to Shimokita and took a two or three hour bus journey to Wakinosawa. I really want to take a ferry ride up the coastline as it is meant to be quite amazing, but poor weather meant I took an early ferry to Kanita the next day, to continue to Hokkaido instead (the ferry along the coast wasn't running). Not to worry. Wakinosawa was still incredibly beautiful, and the youth hostel where I stayed was peaceful and served the most delicious dinner. According to Wikipedia, Wakinsowa had 2005 people in 2003.
I loved this vase and the flower arrangement with the one perfectly fallen petal (well, two). That wasn't part of the arrangement, but I liked it enough to attempt to draw it.
*More will be added to this post, time permitting, some time in the future.
– I would go out tonight
11 months ago