With the urgency to get back to my city base, I didn’t want to walk to the Kurashiki Train Station (where a Shinkansen to Kobe/ Osaka is available).  Hisako-san and I had been seeing rickshaws around the Bikan Historical Quarter.

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I thought perhaps one of the rickshaw (rikisha) drivers would agree. Momo-san did! And he agreed to wait while I eat my must-try Kurashiki specialty, Peach Parfait.

Momocha-san took me around the Bikan Historical Quarter and when he saw the vendor for traditional Japanese cloth, he introduced us. He told me about Japanese architecture, culture; he showed me the temple and significant places as he went along. He also took me to the Kurashiki (train) station. He has been a “rikisha” driver for eight years since he was 21 years old. Physically he has to continually be fit. He pointed out that the rickshaw has no brakes; thus, he has to be strong enough to move or stop it. I thought rickshaw drivers were only about transporting people but I learned that they are also representatives of their city and country. As such he has to know and live his culture and be a good representative!

I saw a parallel in living for the Lord as ambassadors for Christ (2Cor 5:20). I got reminded that I need to seek fitness physically (1Cor 6:19-20) and spiritually (3John 1:2). .
1Tim 4:8 “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
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The challenge for me is to know His culture and not just know it but live it😬🙏🙏🙏
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Kurashiki Photo Credits: Hisako Kashihara, Kurashiki Top Guide. You can book her through www.govoyagin.com 😍
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