May 20, 2001: Spa festival in Yunohira
|After enjoying a wonderful time in Yufuin, we dropped in Yunohira spa, this is because I have had an invitation from Mrs. Michiko Shimizu, the beautiful landlady of Shimizu Inn. She is one of my good friends in Yufuin Music Festival.
|This is the first visit to the festival. A small altar is set on the street corner and a tiny statue of Buddha is on it to celebrate Flower Festival.
Some bottles of hot spring water sampled from the welling up points are on the altar as well.
|Yunohira spa is famous for its narrow stone-paved steep slope. Buntings and banners are decorated in the "main" street.|
|Street stalls and Kagura dance performance make the visitors and local residents happy together.|
|"Last night, I performed a dance very hard wearing a female costume", Mr. Souji Shimizu, president of Shimizu Inn laughed. He is a prominent leader of village revitalization campaign of the spa.
Next time we will enjoy the wonderful spa of the Inn.
|We came back home at last. Mr. Tsukamoto is still busy with his computer, however.|
|Yesterday evening, we enjoyed a Japanese cuisine and today we tasted Yufuin dishes. All of us are pleased very much. How about my dishes tonight?
"Simply grilled sardine was very tasty, because I can't take it in New York", Mr. Tsukamoto said. I was very glad to hear it.
Thank you very much Mr. Tsukamoto. I hope you have enjoyed a day.
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