Sorry no post yesterday. Some of the places where we are staying don't have Internet. We spent Friday in Nikko, a city important to the spirit of Japan (check the link). We had some amazing luck, stumbling onto the Grand Parade, an event held on October 17 to commemorate the internment of the first Tokugawa shogun in this town. About 700 people march in 17th Century costumes. We found it stunning.