Today was a day to visit the Tokugawa Museum. This lovely museum features objects of the Tokugawa-Owari family which places the items in a historical reproduction of the living quarters of the Owari daimyo. Main features include a noh stage, a teahouse and the gallery area where business was conducted. A very large sword collection was the special exhibit during our visit. The Heian period scrolls from the Tale s of Genji are replicated here as they are too fragile to be shown -except for one week each November. The gardens featured a large koi pond as well as picturesque paths, waterfalls, bridges, and flowers. Several brides and grooms were being photographed during our visit-
We also visited the Noritake ceramic museum which had a lovely collection of their best pieces since the beginning of their company in the late 1800’s.
Today we are moving north to explore the Izu penninsula. I am sending the baggage ahead to the airport where we will retrieve it before we leave which allows us to move around more freely.