In 593 AD, a Japanese prince developed a religious centre in Dewa Sanzan, central of Yamagata prefecture. Prince Hachiko, the eldest son of the 32nd emperor of Japan, established mountain asceticism called Shugendo
One typhoon and four earthquakes later, I’m on the shinkansen (bullet train) to Akita. No more concrete jungle. Or mad Tokyo peak hours. The journey to Akita sped through plots of rice fields, bubbling creeks and mountainous views.
I got bored of Yokohama fairly quick. It isn’t my cup of tea. I’m a culture girl. I love old buildings. I dig tradition ( I am a Capricorn after all) and I love a good story.
“Vrrirrrrrr…. vriiirrr…vriiirrr…vriiirrr…vriiirrrrrrrrr.” Imagine that sound a hundred folds louder and orchestral-like.