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  1. Day 6 - Arashiyama monkey park, Tenryu-ji and Kodai-ji temples, festivals, and a bamboo forest.

    Eventful day today. We first went to the Arashiyama mountain, where there is a park with wild and free roaming, but gentle and trusting snow monkeys, that are used to people. There are park staff that take care of the monkeys and feed them. We were able to feed them as well. The view from the top of the mountain was also amazing. Then, when we were on our way down from the mountain, we were stopped by two Japanese guys who asked us if we were willing to be filmed by their TV crew along with 4 ...

    Updated March 12th, 2016 at 04:26 PM by Rokudaime

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  2. Anthropology Project

    We got a project

    In her short story, “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,” science-fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin writes of a people enveloped in brilliant joy. Yet their pure delight depends wholly on the misery and torment of one child. The majority of Omelas manage to reconcile this haunting paradox—that their happiness rests on, indeed necessitates, the torture of another. A few individuals, however, walk away.

    Taking Le Guin’s creative narrative as an allegory,
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  3. Day 5 - Rokuonji temple, Kinkaku-jin golden pavilion, and Kitana Tenman-gu temple.

    Today we went to the Rokuonji temple in Kyoto and the old Kinkaku-jin golden pavilion that is on the temple grounds, and which is also on the Unesco world heritage list. There are also nice gardens and water around it. We also went to the Kitana Tenman temple that is close to Rokuonji.





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  4. Draw me like you draw your Seika girls

    I still smile at that line...
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  5. Day 3 & 4

    Rain and cold yesterday...Totally different from the warm and sunny weather from the first day. So we changed our plans for the day a bit, and went to Osaka, where we among other things went to a park with tame but freely roaming deer. We could feed them and pet them. The rest of the day was pretty boring to be honest, because of the weather, with lots of walking inside shopping malls and such. Yesterday was amazing though. It was cold, but the weather was better. So we went to the Shirakawa ...
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