Friday, May 13, 2016

Golden Week Adventures 2016 (Part 8) / ゴルデンウィークの冒険 2016(パート8)

And off we go to Ajigasawa to meet Wasao, the Akita dog made famous for being cute but ugly.  There is also a movie based on the life of this dog and how Wasao became a celebrity. We passed by Wasao's home the first time because it was quite crowded and stopped for a snack a short stop away. The stray cat I met there was cute too.


Ajigasawa Station / 鰺ヶ沢駅
My wife and sister buying a chicken skewer.
Chicken on a Stick / チキンボー
This is not Wasao / これはわさおではありません
Looking out the Sea of Japan / 日本海を眺める
You can meet Wasao at the Kikuya Shotenat Shichirinagahama.

Wasao was sleeping at first so we only got to see him from this vantage point.

Wasao's girlfriend (or wife), I forget which and the lady who took in the abandoned Akita dog.  Yep, there is a sad story with a happy ending for Wasao.
Kikuya Shoten / きくや商店

 The shop's main item is squid.
Oh, Wasao has awakened.
Now leaving Ajigasawa and heading back to Aomori.  We will pick up my mother-in-law from her place of employ, the The Memorial Ship Hakkoda Maru and then we would go out to dinner at an all you can eat restaurant - Stamina Taro.

 Memorial Ship Hakkoda Maru where my mother-in-law works.
Carp streamers displayed on the ship too.

A monument to a song called "Tsugaru Kaikyo Fuyu Keshiki".  If you step near the monument, the song will play in its entirety, at a rather loud volume too!
"津軽海峡 冬景色" 歌詞碑。 近くに行くと自動にその歌が流れます。けっこう高音で!
Tomorrow, my sister-in-law and mother-in-law have the day off so we will be going Hirosaki to check out the cherry blossoms, even if the peak of the blossoms was last week.

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