Wanderings and Musings I really wanted to see two Japanese cultural events while I’m here in Japan. Sumo and Kabuki. And I got the chance the other day to go to a Sumo event. This is actually harder than I had initially thought it would be, as there are only three Sumo festivals per year and then each of the festivals only have 15 days of Sumo. I was very fortunate for the spring event to be being held while I am here in Tokyo and then to have a group that I met be going so I wasn’t completely clueless about where to go and what was going on.
The story begins on the outskirts of Jodhpur in the village of Jalnadi, home of the Bishnoi people. The year was 1730, give or take. Servants of the maharajah, or king, travelled there looking for timber to build his new palace. That they arrived in Jalnadi was no coincidence they knew that the Bishnoi, a religious sect that worshipped nature, forbade the felling of trees. Photito's Blog
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One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups and downs of travel. But sometimes, I also just want to remember and share the little things that brought me day-to-day joy. Every Friday, I’ll give you a peek into the book I currently can’t put down, a great restaurant discovery, a fun new product or an inspiring quote: a few things that I think you might enjoy before we all take off into the glory that is the weekend! In super fun news: this little video for the Sally Hansen #ShineOn campaign was released! As much fun as it was to have a makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist and team of videographers and photographers: I think I’ll stick to writing. C'est Christine — California Girl / French Riviera
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