|In the cage on the bamboo stick, something is being cooked|
|Even in red-brown|
|Okay, so that's a proof for the existence of hell|
Not far from the water hells, there are these mud hells. Sometimes it seems like if grey bald-headed men (Voldemort) came out of the ground. What the bursting bubbles leave behind looks like an abstract painting.
After we've now been to the sulphur hell and the mud hell, we visited a third one - the pachinko hell. Pachinko is really a Japanese favorite with slot machines where you play with small metal pellets. If you wonder why you don't see any smoking Japanese on the street - they're all sitting in one of the many pachinko halls, blowing their eardrums away in this unbearable noise.
After having eaten a Pizza for the first time in Japan (gosh this was amazing), we took the Trans-Kyushu Limited Express. Since the train starts its journey in Beppu and we were early at the platform, we had a chance to grab seats in the first row of the first car. The trip from Beppu to Miyaji took almost 2 hours, during which we could watch the train driving through a wonderful scenery from a engineers perspective. I did not know before, that engineers have to point on every signal they see to stay alert (and show others that they are alert). And there's another useful system: Since Japanese hate to ride trains in a backward direction, all train seats can be turned. If the train turns, the staff will turn around every single seat so that every passenger sits in the direction of travel.
- a grill in the middle of the table with two fish on top
- a sashimi plate in the front
- to the left a rice ball
- more left some onion, corn, tofu, pepperoni and a white ball (ingredients unknown)
- in the background some Kobe meat and chicken
- on the right some salad
- wasabi, soja sauce, other sauces, a potty for sake and a coke
- a miso soup (that you have to slurp of course)
- a vegetable plate
- three pieces of tempura
- sake (rice wine)
- a wonderful dessert (gelati, green tea mochi with jelly and some vanilla cake)