#011 – NIJYO-ZAN
“So…Nijyo, ne,” the Missus tried to read my thoughts as usual.
It wasn’t a snap decision nor one involving deep deliberation. No heartfelt hankering had been harboured. It was more a matter of picking a mountain on the list and going. Getting out and about was better than sitting at home twiddling thumbs. It being mid autumn and all, our fair weathered/moderately temperatured days were numbered.
“Yeah, I suppose,” I replied.
Nijyo-zan: a little double peaked, 500 metre mountain in the Kongo-Ikoma Range, a line of mountains straddling the Osaka-Nara border. The higher of the summits is the male peak, the lower the female. Set up a mountain like that back home and wouldn’t there be a ruckus. There’s an ugly shrine on the higher summit and and a big old sundial in a picnic area on the other. So the boy hill is taller and the girl hill is prettier. Seems like they worked this one out alright to me.