Nirayama and Jouren Taki

After leaving Takami’s house, we saw the Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace and Jouren Falls.

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Inside the souvenir shop right outside of the furnace, there was a really cool display of Girls’ Day dolls, Boys’ Day dolls, and handmade cloth decorations.

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This is a Year of the Rat decoration.

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This octopus is part of one of the cloth decorations.

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A decoration featuring Mt. Fuji.

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Boys’ Day decorations.

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A Boys’ Day display.

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Me and Takami outside of the reverberatory furnace.

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Teddy and Shu, Takami’s husband.

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The reverberatory furnace.

After the furnace, we headed to Jouren-taki, a waterfall.

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Takami and me in front of the falls.

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Jouren Taki.

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The water and soil in this area are very beautiful, so the wasabi is famous in this area.

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We tried wasabi dango, wasabi gelato, wasabi garlic chips, and more!

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Teddy and me at the falls.

Well, that’s all for the falls! The next post will be about the Naka-izu Winery and Hotel!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marie Elder
    Dec 23, 2013 @ 01:48:00

    I’m not sure I understand about Girl Day and Boy Day….is it like Children’s Day?

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    • Jen
      Dec 23, 2013 @ 11:28:18

      Girls’ Day is a day when special dolls are displayed if you have a girl. There are also special treats for girls. Boys’ Day is the same, but for boys, HOWEVER, because Girls’ Day is not a national holiday, and Boys’ Day has become one, they now officially call Boys’ Day “Children’s Day” on the calendar. (Girls’ Day is March 3rd, Boys’/Children’s Day is May 5th).

      Reply

  2. Barbara Lange
    Dec 23, 2013 @ 08:20:29

    What is the reverberatory furnace?

    Reply

    • Jen
      Dec 23, 2013 @ 11:26:31

      This one is no longer in use, but this is what they are. Takami didn’t know what the Japanese word meant, and she asked us what the English word meant, and we had no clue, so Teddy looked it up on his phone.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverberatory_furnace

      The one guy at the furnaces was so amazed that there were foreigners there that he asked me to check the English translation of the word because they are applying to be a UNESCO site in February. 😀

      Reply

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