Pearl fishers to Ninja

Japan is such an amazing eclectic place. We have spent the last 2 days in Ise, travelled down to Toba and the Mikimoto Pearl Island and saw the beautiful pearl fisher women – elegant, mysterious and beautiful.

Then we took a brief sojourn to the wedded rocks (Meoto Iwa) an awesome pair of rocks situated in the ocean – they represent the gods Izanami and Izangai they are said to be the parent gods of Japan and are connected by sacred rope.

Iga Ueno – home of the Ninja – check it out even the toilets are sign posted with the Ninja

We had a look at the Iga Ninja museum – fascinating clan farmhouse – headquarters of the Ninja and learnt more about the art of stealth and their sophisticated means of assassination – Stay tuned for more Ninja photos – I am a big fan of the Ninja and an amazingly dexterous lady demonstrated some wild Ninja moves and some incredible hidden features of the Ninja clan house – brilliant.

On a lighter note the T shirts here are something else – today I saw an adult male wearing a Mickey mouse T- shirt sporting a giant grinning Mickey with the words – Mickey Mouse he greeted me with a smile.

A woman wearing a T- Shirt Giant SOS (Scoop on Somebody in lower case) – Please explain and talking of scooping – Please check out the photo of the sign that requests you clean up after your dog.

Something was lost in the translation on the purple T Shirt worn by and adult woman reading – Gladly Smile – Wet oneself laughing – ( we almost did)

And as for the adult male wearing the khaki T- shirt with an effigy of the Virgin Mary – that read I am not frightened of life ( shouldn’t that be I am not afraid of dying?)

Stay tuned for more flicks, info and T-shirt sightings that do not make any sense to me what so ever……………..

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