Asuka-mura - May 1st, 2003

(19 photos)

The second year students at my school (American 8th graders) took a trip to Asuka-mura (Asuka Village) in Nara prefecture, one of the old capitols of Japan. Here are the highlights of the pre-trip I took with some teachers to check the place out.

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You have to get off your horse and leave it out front, according to this stone carved sign.

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This is a path made entirely out of old roof tiles.

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Most elementary school students here in Japan are required to wear bright yellow hats so they don't get run over or lost.

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Ogawa sensei, a wall, a temple, some trees, and a bunch of bright green rent-a-bikes.

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A bunch of mo-peds strapped to the back of a truck. I don't remember why I thought this was interesting...

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Some things I don't see very often here in the armpit of the universe where I live are trees and grass. I was very sad to get home after being in such beautiful nature.

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Dandelions in macro mode.

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This is a big tomb. It's called "ishi-butai" in Japanese.

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You can go inside the tomb. It was cool but it smelled kind if wierd. I don't know who this kid is.

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Go! Go! Bamboo forest!!


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