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maybe just one to start

painting, not project. "painting" i mean. christine said i might have to let go of paint eventually. yeah yeah yeah, that's been niggling at me for years. ok, so a spring somethingorother, that's the other project still on the brainburner and not yet manifesting itself in the physical universe. sequel to "autumn leaves" and "winter branches" but still not clear - growth? bud? here's what it looks like right now:

ummm, i need to order a new projector bulb, do you think if i project sunlight onto seeds in earth they'll sprout? that's the first part of the plan, get some kind of mesh, and fill these babies up with the stuff of life... but it was getting overwhelming so i'm going to start with just one. this week i think.

and hope to buy hiking boots tomorrow night, so can do a little practice/training walk saturday, and see how much training i'd need to do for nakasendo. which, by the way, like everything under the lamp, has been done:
http://www.hiroshige.org.uk/hiroshige/kisokaido/kisokaido_road_map.htm

3 comments:

micki spiller said...

the Hiroshige route looks so nice, kind of like a shorter Appalachian trail.
Is there a JR train that follows it? It would be nice to see some of it on our trip this summer.

erik sanner said...

matthew says only little bits of it are nice, a lot will just be sidewalks or highway, which makes it sort of funny, i think, more "godot" feeling - this is an utterly pointless trek, in a way, right? but yeah, you and hubby-poo could probably find that sweet stretch pretty easily, my bet is that it's all accessible by train or bus or taxi so there's no fear of us not finishing our journey one way or another - here are some more links matthew had sent a few skypes ago -
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0266-6235(1873)43%3C54%3AJFKTYB%3E2.0.CO%3B2-Z

http://www.konoha-house.com/nakasendo/n260motiduki1.htm

http://www.photo-japan.jp/index_en.html

Matthew said...

The "sweet stretch" Erik is referring to is in the Kiso Valley, through the old post towns of Magome and Tsumago, both of which have been nicely restored. You can do this as a day trip from Nagoya, by taking a train to Nagiso or Nakatsugawa (from memory). Google "Kiso Valley" for details.