Sazae-do Temple in Aizu-Wakamatsu

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When we were in Aizu-Wakamatsu City, we visited this beautiful and slightly zany temple.  It was constructed in 1796.

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Let’s go inside, shall we?

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Up..up…up…

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At the top…and down…down…down…

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This temple was truly fascinating.

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Like something out of a book…..

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And afterwards, how about some refreshing soba ice cream?  Mmm….Delish!

 

You can see the famous Japanese cartoon character Sazae San visit Sazae-do Temple here.

Sazae is a word for a type of shell.  Sazae San and Sazae-do both derive their names this word.

 

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