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Sunday, April 1, 2012

1 Apr 2012 (2 Apr In Japan) Otsu

Silver Sand!!!
  Ginkakuji (The Silver Pavilion) in Kyoto.

This is Ginkakuji!!! All the above pictures.
The street in front of Gikakuji.  I bought a delicious bread thing with custard on the inside from a vendor. 
My companion, Elder Meyers
Me when I`m sick
Me when I`m better again
Week 91
Mission Log
April Fool`s Day passed by quite uneventfully.  I guess Japanese people aren't really the type to play jokes on each other.  It seems like most people know what April Fool`s Day is, but whenever I asked people about it, they all seemed like they had had bad experiences with it in the past.  Like, a joke had been played on them and things got out of hand.  The people I talked to didn't really seem to like April Fool`s Day very much. 
Last Monday, we went and saw Ginkakuji (The Silver Pavilion) in Kyoto.  It`s nice being in the Kyoto zone again so that I can go see an  ancient temple on each preparation day.  Ginkakuji (The Silver Pavilion) was actually built by the son, or some relative, of the guy who built Kinkakuji (The Golden Pavilion).  It has lots of beautiful, very neatly raked silver sand that according to legend turns into silver when it`s under the moonlight.  Unfortunately, the place is only open during the day, so no one can confirm if the legend is true or not.  I`ll just assume that it is. 
I also got sick for a while during the week, but I`m mostly better now.  I`m going to try to send some pictures now.
-Elder Isaac Swift

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