Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Fukugawa Mailbox

Fukugawa is a small town in Kyushu that offers boatrides along the river. The oarsman steers the boat along narrow canals and sings folk songs. It's the Japanese version of the Venetian gondoliers. The boat has a table running through the center and people sit on either side. I saw schoolgirls writing poems on board. Fukugawa is also famous for its grilled eel. The whole town smells of sweet soy and grilled fish. This mailbox was on a house by the the river.