Thursday 22nd September 2011
Visited Miyajima in the afternoon.
Japan September 2011
Breakfast today - atsuage (fried tofu) and today's miso soup contained daikon.
Japanese ironing boards are somewhat smaller than their Western counterparts.
A mid morning cup of earl grey.
School kids being made to do some kind of marching exercise.
I bought this tie for 100 Yen (less than a pound), and liked it so much I immediately put it on.
I didn't like this bread as much as my tie.
On the ferry on the way to Miyajima now - that's Chie's friend Mana-chan.
Yes I kept the tie on.
Trying the new "ice momiji manju" after arriving on the island.
They weren't actually very good - the ice cream was far too hard.
I rather like this picture.
This was taken by a Japanese man who was standing nearby, and offered to take a picture. He seemed quite fussy about how exactly he wanted the picture to be taken, but I'm not sure I really like the end result that much!
On the way into the Itsukushima Shrine, where we got married.
The actual ceremony took place inside that hall.
Classic place to take a picture in the shrine - you have to queue for it!
In Miyajima Aquarium.
After leaving the aqurium...
Chie and Mana-chan having some maccha kakigori (green tea flavoured crushed ice).
We bought seven momiji manju from seven different shops, so we could try them all and see which we liked best.
On the ferry on the way back to the mainland.
Dinner - a kind of "ofu" (wheat gluten) battered and fried.
Chie's Dad with the Bunnahabhain we brought as a present.
The seven momiji manju we bought to figure out which we liked best (the one in the white packet in the top left hand corner was our favourite - I think the shop was called Fuji).