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Donna Fletcher Crow, Novelist of British History, has written more than 50 books specializing in British Christianity. These books include: The Monastery Murders, clerical mysteries; Lord Danvers Investigates, Victorian true-crime; The Elizabeth and Richard series, literary suspense; and Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England. She loves research and sharing you-are-there experiences with her readers.

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Japan Journey Day 8 Bullet Train to the Past

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ June 28, 2017

We took the amazing Bullet Train
 in great comfort
complete with tea and sandwiches
right across Japan to Kanazawa, with their distinctive train station.
First stop, the Shiguretei Tea House
and garden.
Then a walk through the Castle Park.
Kanasawa, on the west coast, is a town little disturbed by earthquakes or war, so much of their medieval past is preserved, including the Castle from the 16th century with its distinctive watchtower
barracks,
and dry moat. 
The architecture was much like the Imperial Palace, which is from the same period, and likewise surrounded by green.
Residents of Kanazawa live in traditional homes.
Their shops are very restrained. Usually just a fabric banner to announce their wares,
especially those in  the Tea Geisha area.
We didn't see any geishas, but I was delighted to see women wearing kimonos.
On the return train ride I chose the Japanese meal, which came in a bento box.
Because we were traveling through the Japanese Alps I was anxious to see the mountains. We did have some lovely glimpses, but largely the train route took us in and out of tunnels. That made for a very quick, but less scenic trip.
Back to the Tokyo train station which, yes, reminded me of St. Pancras in London.
The Tokyo Tower was looking especially fine to welcome us back to the Tokyo American Club
Where we went bowling,
enjoyed the balcony,
and admired this light sculpture which symbolizes the close, entwined relationship between Japan and America.
Next stop, Austrian Ballet School, to see Jane trying on her costume
and rehearsing for their July performance.
Kelly's confection from Cordon Bleu was a perfect end to a great day.
 
 
 
 

Donna Fletcher Crow, Novelist of British History, has written more than 50 books specializing in British Christianity. These books include: The Monastery Murders, clerical mysteries; Lord Danvers Investigates, Victorian true-crime; The Elizabeth and Richard series, literary suspense; and Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England. She loves research and sharing you-are-there experiences with her readers.

www.donnafletchercrow.com

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These are fantastic photos, Donna. It's really great to see you, Stan and the scenery!
-Dolores, June 29, 2017

Thank you, Dolores! I had a great time reliving the journey whilst writing the journal
-Donna, June 30, 2017

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