Tuesday, October 21, 2008

STL DPB On The Road: - Geibikei Gorge

The one thing to do near Hiraizumi is take a longish train ride to the village of Geibikei, where we joined busloads of Japanese tourists going for a boat ride through a scenic gorge. We were the only honkies in sight (true almost all the time outside of the cities). The gorge was pretty, the day perfect. The boatman pushed us by pole through the shallow water, entertaining the crowd with apparently hilarious Japanese jokes and, on the way back, singing folk tunes. The meaning was lost on us but his song was lovely and expressive.

1 comment:

PJ said...

It looks lovely, ST, and I wish I had thought to do something like this when I was there. It looks like you did your homework.