Volcanoes and Risky Treats: Saturday 8th October

Today was taken up with a trek to the top of our local active volcano: Showa Shinzan. This volcano is normally considered so dangerous that it is forbidden to climb it, but as part of a local tourist drive for the Geo Park, I was fortunate enough to take part in an expedition to the peak, where our tour guides cooked cream-pan for us in the volcano’s effusive steam. It was a delicious, if admittedly risky treat.

A couple of geezers (this pun works on no level, but I’m sticking with it).

This evening we had another giant meal at the Sasaki farm, where amongst a surfeit of Japanese treats and refreshments, about 1kg of pigs intestines were consumed. My host family continue to be surprised by my love of Japanese cuisine, although I really need to stop saying how much I love everything, as it just results in treble portions, meaning that tonight I probably consumed the intestines of a small herd of swine; again a delicious, if admittedly risky treat.

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About truehamlet

Sam is a senior lecturer in Science Communication, who researches the different ways in which media such as poetry and film can be used to communicate science to new audiences.
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2 Responses to Volcanoes and Risky Treats: Saturday 8th October

  1. Sounds like a good trek. How long did it take you guys?

    • truehamlet says:

      About 5 hours, but I would say that at least 4 1/2 hours could be knocked off without stopping every 5 minutes for an explanation and rest for the older members of the group…

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