Thanks for the talk last night, Cole. It was so nice to hear your voice again.

And thanks Mounties for getting me here.

After Cole and I spoke, a new clue appeared in the journal (yeah, yeah, love and adoration… this journal is meddling.)

“The trembling light of ukioy-e is printed on the souls of the lost and the damned.”

So the diamond’s done. I know (from google) that ukioy-e is a Japanese art style, but not sure where to start. And my hotel here is waaaay too sunny, warm and lovely to leave unless I know exactly where I’m going (though… sushi.) Thoughts, Mounties?

2 thoughts on “Japan?

  1. Well first of all, I totally feel the sushi envy already!
    As to where you are going? In the end that is for you to decide, is Japan where you need to be? Or would it be wisest to wait it out? I’m already digging trying to find more intel on this clue, and I’m sure the others are too, for now… I would sit tight.

  2. Hi Deirdre,

    We haven’t actually met, but I am Brendon, one of the Mountaineers. Now we could start this new friendship off right with the standard awkward small talk, talking about the weather, how your trip around the world is going, the usual. But I feel like we have more pressing matters.

    Now that leads me to this, and I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news, but you may not be getting your sushi after all. What are your thoughts on falafel? The other Mountaineers and myself have been looking into your clue and we think it could be leading you to “One Hundred Stories of Demons and Spirits”, a ukiyo-e painting by Kitagawa Utamaro. We looked where this particular painting is being kept, and it seems like it is being kept in the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, which is on Mount Carmel, in Haifa, Israel. Yeah, I know what you are thinking, I was thinking it too.

    Hopefully this helps and we aren’t leading you on a wild goose chase. As always, if you need more help, we are definitely here ready to help.

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