Peace March Journals 平和行進の日記

July 29, 2014 – Sofia Wolman

We began the morning with a great breakfast at the ryokan, then were off to the Mihara Train Station to begin the day’s march. 29July1 A man came up to me and introduced himself as Osugi-san, realizing that as a U.S. American at the Peace March, I’d appreciate his t-shirt.  His daughter, who goes to university in New York City, bought it for him; it’s a design I’ve seen before and it really is a pretty poignant one!

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Usogi-san’s t-shirt says: “Homeland Security: Fighting Terrorism since 1492,” paying homage to the indigenous peoples that resisted the European genocide and colonization of North American lands

Keiko-san helped to translate for Manisha and me, and we enjoyed conversation with her, she’s very outgoing and friendly!

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Some women of the day’s March! Keiko-san on my left in the blue

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More Peace Marchers

In the afternoon we ate bento box lunch and enjoyed a long rest at a Buddhist Temple.  It was built in around 1630, and was an incredibly peaceful place, a beautiful structure with  lovely view of homes, gardens, and very lush hills.  I also enjoyed manju that Takeda-san gave me!

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Lunch in one of the rooms connected with the Temple

We finished the March early in the day (around 2pm) at the Takehara City Hall, had a quick rest, then I went with a couple other Marchers to an old part of the city right by our ryokan.

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The tide was out and lots of crabs were roaming around in the mud!

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View from Takehara’s Shoren-ji (Shoren Temple)

We enjoyed dinner at Amano Ryokan and then an early night!  Peace!

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This entry was written by swolmanpeace and published on July 30, 2014 at 9:19 pm. It’s filed under Peace Movement. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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