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Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Japan Journey Day 1 The French Connection

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ June 14, 2017

I never in my wildest imagination had thought I would go to Japan. But when you have family there what do you do?
 
Our great adventure began by checking into our fun, Japanese style room at the American Club.

Then off to see Le Cordon Bleu where our daughter-in-law is earning her Grand Diplome. You can read all about her adventures at her delightful blog Tokyo Table

We had a tour from the effusive Chef Giel  

And a delicious lunch.

Next stop Shibuya, the busiest intersection in Tokyo.

Then tea at L Occitane. It seems that every third restaurant in this very foodie city is French. Tokyo has more Michelin stars than Paris.

A good place to be when it is pouring rain outside.

Then a visit to one of the ubiquitous shrines in the city. Learned that shrines are Shinto, temples are Buddhist. Shinto is for life, Buddha is for death because Shinto does not have belief in an afterlife. Therefore people are married in shrines and have funerals in temples.

Also saw the reputed oldest shrine in Japan which may have the original representation of the see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil monkeys.

That evening attended Senior Graduation Banquet with grandson Thomas where he and his classmate Billy wore sunglasses because the future is so bright.


Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Stanley and Kelly, thank you so much for your gracious hosting--what a wonderful adventure we had--and such fun to share our memories now.
-Donna, June 14, 2017

That hotel room is amazing!
-Sheila Deeth, June 20, 2017

It was, Sheila. And the bathroom also--whole room was wooden, even the tub. The shower filled the whole room, so soaked everthing.
-Donna, June 20, 2017

Even the tub!
-Sheila Deeth, June 20, 2017

It looked rather like a very tall coffin, but was surprisingly comfortable!
-Donna, June 20, 2017

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