Cloudy, and rather chilly, but nice for hiking.
Anecdotes about Fire God and Water God and the monkey boss.
“How fascinating” the guests seemed to say, judging from their expressions.
The other N prepared illustrated Chinese characters with its original forms of six senses at a wheel of stone. They all read Chinese characters, so they must have understood them quite well.
One of them even read some parts of the inscription of the temple Bell made in 1631.(R’s introduction to one of the oldest historical relics of the Yakuoin)They showed interest in all kinds of topics, ---a list of 厄年, charms,Asagimadara, 108 delusions( Who counted them?) , and so forth. Good listeners!
Since we had the information that “one of them had difficulties hiking in rough terrain”, we took the Fuji trail to the top. However, she had to ask how much more to climb at each turn. With everyone’s encouragement , we all made it to the summit. Our greatest achievement for this tour! ( N helping carry her handbag! I had to smile to myself……how funny it looked, but how sweet and kind of him.) At the summit, our heroine wanted the picture of herself ,alone right next to 高尾山頂. We celebrated with her, and were proud of her, too.Cozy, relaxed and friendly all the way.
They treated us to late lunch at Takahashiya. Another live conversation on families, marriages of young people, the Japanese society and Singapore and so on during the meal.
We also got two key holders. Thank you so much, Generous guests!You are always welcome. Come back anytime!
( by Ryo )