Discover Shikoku! The Journey Within– Part 5 (Final Part)

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A Rainy Visit to Ritsurin Park

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It rained on and off during most of my five-day visit to Shikoku which preceded Typhoon Luca packing 142mph winds and heavy rains. I left just before it was forecast to hit Tokyo on Monday, and had difficulties connecting on line on my last day in Japan. On Saturday morning we were treated to a special treat, a private traditional breakfast featuring delicious local vegetables in an old teahouse in Ritsurin Park. The tokonoma alcove had a beautiful ikebana flower arrangement which was a refreshing change from the TV displayed in the alcove the night before in my hotel room. Only fine treasured items are usually displayed in this special area. I guess some value TVs more than art.

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Ritsurin Park took on a misty feeling during the pouring rain as we strolled through the garden with umbrellas and my camera wrapped in a…

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