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Japan (Part 2: Silence Vs Noise)

A ) Silence

Some places in Japan were a symphony of silence..

Often I felt a spiritual, respectful, egoless vibe and I loved that peace. On my last post I mentioned that I didn't know exactly why some people covered their mouths. A friend, Joan, taught me that it is not that they want to get sick but they are sick and out of respect wear it not to make others sick, because the I in Japan is secondary and the others go first.

I visited Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha) is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds. Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice.

B) Noise

Meanwhile, other places in Japan were the kingdom of noise! Like the neighbourhood in Tokyo where videogames, anime toys and electronics are sold. Around there I visited a a robot show. I could not follow the story because there was a robot dragon that ate the dinousaur that eat the girl that ate the first robot dragon.

The Japanese dancers could have been 8 years old or could have been 30. I could just not guess the age since they are so tiny.

Another thing I will never know is what the button bellow is for. It could have said "Press to save the world" or "Do not ever push or zombies come out". We'll never know. I just kept on staring at wondering of all the possible messages it could contain and took this picture. If you know what it says tell me :)

Thank you for reading and watching.

Make an awesome week for yourself :)


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