Japan 2016: August 7

Shinto priests at Miho Temple

Mihonoseki harbor from a boat

Fukuma san captaining the boat

Wedding ceremony at Miho Temple

Elaine at the Miho entrance

On the board at Fukumakan

Breakfast at Fukumakan

7日 ceremony at Miho Jinja

Coffee at クリフネ

Boat ride with Mr. Fukuma

Old street walk, soy sauce ice cream (green tea and sesame), fruit/veg, beer

Lunch in Fukumakan lobby

Miho temple: wedding 

Tanabata tree


Coffee at クリフネ


Dinner at Fukumakan

Japan 2016: August 6

Roadside shrine, Mihonoseki

Binoculars, Gohonmatsu Park

Heading downhill, Gohonmatsu Park

Mihonoseki Lighthouse

Mihonoseki harbor from our balcony at Fukumakan

Breakfast at クリフネ Kurifune (toast set, excellent coffee)

Hike through Gohonmatsu Park to top of hill and down again

Butsu koku ji (temple)

Walk the old street

Shiso juice with old ladies at Hairaiya

Soy sauce ice cream (shoyu and Moromi flavors)

Walk to lighthouse, lunch in cafe with a view

Iced coffee and postcards writing in クリフネ

Walk in town, up to Buddhist temple

Dinner at Fukumakan

Japan 2016: August 5

Adachi “dry landscape garden”

Adachi “pond garden”

Adachi “pine and sand garden”

Gift shop at the Abe Eshiro Papermaking Museum

Leaving the Abe Eshiro Papermaking Museum

Our yakitori future lies ahead, Matsue

Tomato-bacon-cheese skewer and fried tofu, Matsue

Yonago beach swim, depart Kaike Onsen

Adachi Museum of Art: gardens, art, lunch

Abe Eshiro Papermaking Museum, Yasugi

Yakitori dinner in Matsue

Two buses, Matsue to Mihonoseki

Check in to Fukumakan

Japan 2016: August 4

Top Gun Pachinko/Slot parlor!

Izumo Taisha torii

Rabbits in Izumo Taisha

Drive to Izumo Taisha 出雲大社

Bad cake/coffee place in Matsue
Soba lunch

Coffee float

Temple exploration

Drive back to Yonago

Sushi dinner at なる美寿司 (counter, drunk old lady)

Foot spa

Beach walk

Japan 2016: August 3

Hagi Matsuri mikoshi

Eating watermelon (suika, スイカ) after the local mikoshi parade.

She’s “only 55”

Sashimi donburi set in Masuda

Finger sacks at the pharmacy

Flaming abalone in butter, bought for us by a Yonago veterinarian at the sushi restaurant

Hagi Matsuri participation: get a headband, help push a mikoshi around the neighborhood, eat some watermelon

Drive along the coast from Hagi to Yonago

Excellent donburi lunch in Masuda at 田吾作

Check in to Rest House Kaike Onsen

Amazing sushi dinner at なる美寿司

Japan 2016: August 2

At the Hagi Seaside Market

Elaine san shopping at the Hagi Seaside Market

Creepy display at Yuzu Honten

Nice Hagi Yaki that we could not afford.

Elaine’s yakiniku birthday dinner–Kenran at Midoriya Farm

Hagi Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival)


Hagi yaki shopping

Lunch at Hagi fish market

Yuzu Honten, soft serve

Hagi glass center

More Hagi yaki shopping

Matsuri stroll, dragon dance

Beach viewing

Midori yakiniku restaurant

Matsuri stroll

Japan 2016: August 1

Hagi old town.

Ensei-ji: rotating the earthquake-proof supports underneath this huge stone lantern.

Ensei-ji: Elaine with fellow 1976 Dragon and Ensei-ji guide Masako.

The lighthouse and fish tanks at Hagi Shinkai. Your dinner is in there.

Hanabi (fireworks) on the beach during the Hagi Summer Festival.

Hagi old town, former residence tours (Takayoshi Kido, Aoki Shūsuke)

Enseiji, tour 

Hagi yaki shopping

Lunch at Hotoritei

Hagi pottery museum

Hagi Shinkai (fish restaurant)

Hanabi on the beach (Hagi Natsu Matsuri/Summer Festival)