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Monday, 13 June 2016
Gotochi Cards - Ibaraki Part One
June 13, 2016
While I was in Ibaraki last month I picked up the Gotochi cards for the prefecture. I had received one before as a Postcrossing, but I managed to get most of the others.
Here are the first three Gotochi cards that I bought.
Natto is one of the most horrible foods that you can buy in Japan (in my NOT so humble opinion) but Ibaraki proudly put it on their first Gotochi card. Apparently they use small soybeans and "mature" it for three months. Most natto has the smell of stinky gym socks after a marathon so I do not intend to even try this stuff.
This building was built as a place for deep thought. It was built by Tenshin Okakura and he fell in love with the area when he visited the beach and built his vacation house.
It was swept out to sea by the tsunami in 2011 but has since been rebuilt.