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Amanohashidate to Kyoto

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I started today with a guided tour of Seikiro and the town of Miyazu. Like I mentioned yesterday, Seikiro has a history of about 300 years and there are many artifacts and historical items on the property. Tokuda-san explained the different artwork on display and it was impressive!

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There were pictures from 200 years ago and even 500 years ago in the ryokan. The one I liked best was the 9-metre long painting depicting the scene from Kyoga Misaki all the way to Miyazu. The artist must have sketched it on a boat sailing down towards Miyazu.

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Before driving to Kyoto city, I stopped for lunch at Murukafs dadfs udon restaurant near Seikiro. He had studied how to make udon in Konpira, Kagawa prefecture. It was really good udon and I couldfve eaten two bowls (and risk food coma on the drive to Kyoto).

See you all at the Kyoto walk tomorrow and I have to say that I donft recommend driving here. The traffic is horrible!

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Daily Quiz
The deadline for answering the quiz question for day 19 has passed.

Born in the Ishinomaki region, Ishinomori Shotaro was one of Japan's most important mangaka. Which of the following manga series did Ishinomori not create?

3%   Kamen Rider
3%   Cyborg 009
90%   Astro Boy
0%   Sarutobi Ecchan
5%   None of the above

The correct answer is: Astro Boy

Astro Boy was created by Tezuka Osamu.

Current Standings: (after 30 days)

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27 Points: gladhiola, almoehi, ZoomX2, mikaelus
26 Points: Rabbityama, Proxy707

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