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Today's Report
 
Kagoshima to Kirishima

Torii before the Kirishima Shrine

We're on the move! I was recommended to go to a black vinegar place on my way to Kirishima and off I went with brochure in hand. There were many many clay jars of black vinegar at various stages of fermentation sitting outside. Even the air outside smelt like vinegar, quite the change from breathing in volcanic ash. Inside the shop, there were all sorts of products made with black vinegar.

Rows upon rows of black vinegar stretching to the left.

Black vinegar ice cream that tasted like caramel. YUM

After that, I headed to Kirishima Shrine and made a small detour to Okawara Gorge. Getting to the gorge was a little difficult as the signage was far and few, I passed the entrance to it because it was so small and had to backtrack.

Kirishima Shrine

I love these little light posts at shrines.

Okawara Gorge was very quiet and beautiful with absolutely no one there at all. I kept thinking back to Spirited Away, the part where her parents went through a tunnel and ended up in a ghost village, as it all seemed a little other-worldly being so deserted.

The drive from Sakurajima to Kirishima while short, had great views. I was ooh-ing and aah-ing in my car, alternating between gLook at that sea view!h and gThe autumn colours are just beginning up in the mountainsh.

Canft wait to see the rest of Kirishima tomorrow!

A small shrine at the start of the path.

Part of Okawara Gorge.

Had to tread carefully as it was slippery with moss growing everywhere

Vegetation taking over.

Someone had arranged this with plastic plants and rubber goldfish.

Daily Quiz
The deadline for answering the quiz question for day 3 has passed.

The Seven Star Tree is a lone oak tree standing on Hokusei Hill amid the rolling fields of Biei. The tree was made famous when it appeared in a 1976 ad campaign for what product?

2%   Butter
93%   Cigarettes
0%   Wine
4%   Potatoes
0%   None of the above

The correct answer is: Cigarettes

The ad campaign promoted Seven Star cigarettes.

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