Friday, September 30, 2005

216. Images of Hokkaido

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Morning market in Hakodate

alive and kicking - 1.67 kg

cuttlefish ... hot and tasty!

Russian Orthodox church in Hakodate

Hakodate temple roof

Russian Orthodox church in Hakodate (2)

night view of Hakodate

climbing to Usuzan crater

on the path to the volcano

Usuzan volcano with rainbow

Usuzan volcano, overlooking the eruption path

dinnertime at the hotel

Toyako Lake

The chocolate factory in Sapporo

Sapporo: Dr Clark is remembered for three words

"Boys be ambitious" -- the full text of the parting exhortation by Dr William Clark to his students at the Sapporo Agricultural College is rarely quoted and is in fact unknown to the majority of Japanese. These three words have been lifted from their surrounding context and have come to be understood in the sense of personal ambition, which is entirely different from the original intention. Here is what Dr Clark actually said: "Boys, be ambitious ! Be ambitious not for money or for selfish aggrandisement, nor for that evanescent thing which men call fame. Be ambitious for knowledge, for righteousness, and for the uplift of your people. Be ambitious for the attainment of all that a man ought to be."