A typhoon has been chasing us. Duncan
dismisses it, saying that these things are always hyped and
never appear. But the civil defense speakers broadcast
warnings about where to seek shelter.
So, when we set off to hike to Aso Shrine in the wind and
beneath darkening skies, I was apprehensive. We
walked through rural areas and fields. At one point, when
we walked past a stand of bamboo, the air was thick with dragon