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21 July 2005 @ 10:07 pm
Yeah, I'm Insane... In Case You Had Missed The Memo  
Following up on my earlier post, it appears that there is only one hospital in Nikko. On the one hand, I almost have to wonder if I missed something, since Nikko has to have a population of over 30,000 in order to rate the "-shi" designation. On the other hand... Fundamentally, Nikko just isn't that big. I've always wondered where they are tucking all the people that they have 30,000 inside the city borders. 'Cause Nikko? Kinda small.

Just had to look that up. I'd be wondering about it all night otherwise. I'd say I need more hobbies, but considering that I treat all my hobbies with this same degree of completist zeal, I don't see where having more hobbies would help.
 
 
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(no subject) - archangelkhaos on July 22nd, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Sandpanthersandpanther on July 22nd, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
It's ironic that you mention Colma, since Nikko is best known for a mausoleum. The Toshogu Shrine is the city's main attraction, and in enshrines the remains of the first and third Tokugawa shoguns. (The first one being slightly more important than the third one, for all that I think the third one exhibits better aesthetic taste in the decoration and archetecture of his mausoleum.)

I'm assuming that Nikko is like San Jose, where the city borders are a lot farther out than where the population is. (Though that doesn't hold as true for San Jose any more...)
(no subject) - archangelkhaos on July 22nd, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Sandpanthersandpanther on July 22nd, 2005 05:48 pm (UTC)
True enough. His mausoleum at Nikko wasn't built (or even designed) by him. His grandson (the one who exercised some modicum of stylistic restraint) was the one who had it built.

Though, really, a component of the extravegance is that he was working on impovrishing the daimyo, and making them pay for fancy gilt artwork was part of that plan. (It was a good plan... except for the part where, at the end of it all, all the rich people were impovrished. And this tends to cause societal chaos. Though it worked good for over 250 years, so I suppose it's hard not to call it a success.)
(no subject) - archangelkhaos on July 22nd, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)