Right now, I am writing this article for our monthly meeting and sharing it with the members of our motorcycle adventure club. The location is less than 25 kilometers away from our headquarters in Mountain Harbor, New Jersey and less than an hour away from several major Chinatown communities in the Jersey Shore. This is in close proximity to tourist destinations in Asia and Mexico. Literally, it is only 25 minutes away and we get to taste the cultures of these wonderful regions.
During the May through October period, we are treated to visits to historically significant sites in Japan. During these visits, we visit temples, shrines, and the homes of Buddhist monks.
Recently, we visited Japan again and I wanted to share some of our experiences from the June through October, 2005 visit. Therefore, this article will look at some of the highlights of our trip to Japan.
As always, I recommend you take time to read all the information provided in this article and I hope you will try it out sometime.
Starting with our visit to the Buddhist temples in and around Tokyo, I wanted to start off with something that would help me put my feeling and thought together that I have noticed and experienced here. It is important to feel and realize that Buddhists have been living in Japan for a very long time, and that the Japanese are very dear and accepting people, good at making friends and maintaining peace.
I Went to see the Zen Temple in Tokyo. The best thing I can say about it is that it is very beautifully done, we were not rushed through it and we got a lot of great photos. After walking through the pedestrian only gate, we found ourselves at the temple itself. The peaceful ambiance by the pond near the temple was a perfect setting for a Zen Buddhist to meditate in the morning and walk on the proper path for meditation in the afternoon. No one in our group failed to pay their respect to the monks by Cranbury Zen Center monks.
meditating with other monks was a part of our trip to the Zen Temple. It was interesting as each monk has a specific dependent on the seasons. Some of the particularizations are changed according to the weather. I have traveled with a group, and in order to avoid carrying a bunch of heavy luggage, we traveled with only a single carry on 80 lbs bag. You can see that we traveled less when we have traveled with a single bag as opposed to several. This undoubtedly contributes to less rushes while walking as we have to walk with our bags normally.
The weather in Tokyo is very comfortable and we were happy as we could walk in the evenings. Walking in the rainy season could be a little bit uncomfortable, but overall we enjoyed the wonderful and interesting sites in the area.
An interesting part of our visit was that the bicycle we rent from the department is equipped with a communication device that allows you to send and receive information by mobile phone. boots lace in one direction, the other is immersed into the sole of the shoe. If the boot is submerged in water, the device separated from the shoe. We have used the device on the way back to the hotel, and considering bringing it along with us for some mountain trekking during the rainy season.
When it raineth, and I mean it either rains or snows in Japan, the bicycle rains in a myriad of ways. The most significant thing was the bamboo shire we tied to the bamboo pole, which lets go when the foot of the last bamboo pole is touched by the water. The bamboo shire is only 15 cm tall and goes up at a 30 cm angle. When the water drops, the top part rains first and then the bottom part as in a photo. The left side of the raindrops only.
Here’s a checklist of things needed to make a home-stay in a bamboo house:
1. Firewood to burn the damp wood to the shape of the bottom part of the bamboo pole.
2. Bamboo skein for the top part of the bamboo house.
3. Heaving machine for heaving the bamboo bits on the conveyor belt.
4. Bullets with holes in the head for the bamboo to hold in place.
5. ires for drainage.
6. frames for support.
7. jumper for compensatestairs.
8. Tall structure for sprawlpots.
9. intensity meter for intensity dressing up.
10. glue for coloring the bamboo leaves green.
11. Safety glasses
12. Alignments for site facing north, south, east, west and entry.
13. hammock for third degree.
14. extra cloth for watering the bamboo shoots.
15. Trash bags for separating Trash and nappies.