Ben Oostdam story # 17

RYOKAN


Staying in our Kyoto ryokan was a serene experience.
The service was excellent and very unobtrusive.
The hot bath was a bit too hot for my sense.
Meals served in the room were tasty and colorful.
Sleeping on a futon is heavenly.
Shoji ....beware! fragile

  • geta = wooden clogs
  • yukata = robe
  • tatami = straw mats
  • shoji = sliding paper door
  • zabuton = cushion
  • futon = quilt bedding
  • kaiseki = formal 8-course dinner
  • sashimi = raw seafood
  • nori = dried seaweed
  • natto = fermented soy beans
  • minshuku = (cheaper) B & B
  • geisha
  • shamisen = classical Japanese guitar
my HAIKU:

Summer midnight: Sticking head out of window
Across narrow passage way below
Reached into opposite room
Japanes couple in intimate embrace
- Withdrew my obstinate head very slowly
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too long, darn it, let's try again:

Across narrow passage way below
Japanese couple in intimate embrace
- Withdrew my obstinate head very slowly.



BLO fecit 200210010403 corrected Freudian slip: futon is not "guilt bedding" 20060610
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