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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our post #400. My bid in Tokyo's Marathon

This my post numer 400 and since the beginning of my blogging career a lot of things have changed, and happened. Thanks to my blogging activity I have travelled to many places and I have shared a lot of experiences with a lot of people. But, above all, I have met very good friends from distant places and I would like to say thanks to them.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Shimbashi - The Middle that Counts

We have been three or four times in Shimbashi area (Shiodome Tower) since our second visit to Japan. We wanted to be again here but Father Bunny had some concerns about the distance between the Start and Finish of the Marathon.

After testing it live we should say it’s the perfect place, quiet, lively, in the middle of everyplace that matters in Tokyo.

Now I have a new friend “boooouuuboo” or Tometaro

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Himeji's Castle and sake trading

May be it was a nice play of destiny, but in our plane from Amsterdam to Tokyo there were screening a Japanese movie about a master carpenter and his tough work to build the best Japanese castle ever built. I forgot the movie’s name but I will update it as soon as possible.

After 2 hours watching that excellent movie one can learn one thing or two about Japanese castle so we decided –after Fb’s marathon- to visit Himeji. There you can find Himeji’s castle that is the most visited one in Japan (we have visited Osaka’s in a previous visit to Japan).

It has most of the common characteristics associated to Japanese castles and new ones like the spiral – maze approaching paths to improve defensive task. It was never attacked so the maze spiral was never actually validated.

A very nice visit, but not after running a marathon (Father Bunny was not in the right mood and shape to climb all the steady ladders that took you from ground to a seventh floor (actually 5th)
While they went to visit the castle I made some trade with some local sake producers.

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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Miffa run Tokyo´s Marathon 2010

Under terrible weather with low temperatures and pouring rain we suceeded. We suffer much more than in Barcelona and this time we really deserved the medal. Our friends from Cafemiffy were there too to help us in the logistics and to give us support, our succes is a result of their help and dedication.

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