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genegerue at ruralize.com
Tue Nov 4 16:26:05 EST 2008
On Nov 4, 2008, at 2:05 PM, bob ford wrote:
> I assume you were there in the late 50's to early/mid sixties, did
> you visit Mt. Fuji?. That seems to be my memory of what relatives
> did in japan (that they could talk about) ....bobford
I was at Camp Zama, Japan from April 1955 to September 1957. Each
weekday morning we fell into reveille formation in the street in front
of the barracks. Over one's right shoulder was a lovely, unobstructed
view of Mount Fuji. I always planned to climb. I never did. Yet
another example of the mistake of thinking there is always plenty of
Memories? Many. I like the Japanese people very much. Very respectful.
My most memorable trip was to Osaka, Nara, Kamakura. Never will forget
climbing up inside the Great Bhudda and looking out one of the eyes.
The Kinkakugi--Golden Pavilion. A warlord's sleeping house with
surrounding "nightingale floor," on which no one could walk without
causing the floor boards to chirp, a design to wake the warlord's
bodyguard who sat at his bedroom door, his sword at the ready.
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