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Monday, February 15, 2010

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Stephanie Rigione

1. These pictures are amazingly beautiful
2. I have added this place on the list of "Things to Visit" before I die.

What a great experience!

Sally

Thank you for these beautiful photos, Suvir. The bonsais in bud and bloom are breathtaking. How interesting you have ended up in Japan not too long after seeing that photo of your beloved grandfather there.

Suvir

Stephanie, you will LOVE the gardens, and the tea, and the peace and tranquility. Could I add another and? I could! Wait till you see the photos of the food we ate in Otsu. WOW! It was perhaps the greatest food experience thus far, this year, and even last year. The Queens of yuba, truly spoiled us and brought amazing flavors and tastes to us.

Sally, the bonsais were much prettier than my photographs of them. Wish I could have done them justice. And yes, how interesting that we are in Japan, soon after the passing of my grandpa, and enjoying seeing his photographs in Japan. What timing, eh?!?

Sally

Did you bring the photo with you to see if anyone recognized the place? How amazing it would be to have a photo of you and Charlie at the same place!

Suvir

We have the photograph on our computer. But not shared it with anyone yet.

There is a HUGE language barrier, that prevents any truly substantial conversations to happen. Not because there is not a will, but because we are all mindful of the time and efforts put in by the official translator, and want to keep idle chit-chat to the least possible.

Will perhaps share it with someone today. Not that the photo reveals much. Will keep you posted.

Sally

Be sure to show it to some older people, who may recognize it as a place of importance at that time...

May

i have never seen such a nice bonsai/template/garden combo myself.. lucky you! all you needed was to sit in a tea ceremony (which sounds like you got to do!)

gwen

thanks for this..

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