Friday, 30 September 2011
Return to Sado part 5
After leaving the port we headed up the hill to the nearby village of Shukunegi where the Sado Island Ogi folk museum is located. While winding my way slowing up a steep climb in low gear I saw that Brian had stopped by the side of the road. When I caught up to him it was easy to see why he had suddenly stopped. On the side of the road in a workshop a retired carpenter was building a fantastic model of a large traditional Japanese temple entirely by hand using no nails at all. So far he had been working on his retirement project for one & a half years and it wasn't finished yet. It was an incredible work of art and his woodworking skills were outstanding. After taking a few photos we continued up the hill towards the Ogi folk museum.