What a postal bonanza of late!￼
Dispatches from Budapest, Nozawa onsen, Connecticut,￼ Vancouver, Valencia + Kanazawa’s D. T. Suzuki museum added to say “wonderful” (which is what i think of these treats).
Note: There was also a jet black envelope which is beyond your security clearance… and a box of new curtains which is purely practical and just happened to be delivered.
Also some black pepper but that’s a whole other story.￼
One of our objectives on the honeymoon ramble was to visit and pay respectful greetings to various friends including bringing custom bizen-yake saké cups and various paper artifacts from the wedding.
Here are a few snapshots from these meeting to document and enjoy.
First off, wise Hongo Sensei in Noto, Ishikawa. Ichiro was Ryoko’s professor and mentor at Nihon University including a few international trips to Indonesia and Russia.
In Noto (at the end of a peninsula jutting into the Sea of Japan), we stayed at his home in a refurbished fishing boat / fish processing building right on the port (required extensive fixing up after an earthquake/tsunami in 2011 iirc). He took us for a beach picnic and small museums about fisheries and Jomon-period life.
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