Kagoshima-

Kagoshima is just above Okinawa.  It has 2 big peninsulas, a lot of islands, and one of the world's most active volcanoes - spitting smoke and plumes of black ash up into the sky often enough that walkways in Kagoshima City are covered over, and some people carry umbrellas to keep the sediment off of themselves.

They have small cone shaped cups to drink their sweet potato liquor from, so that you can't set them down without spilling - unless you've drunk everything.

But then they always get refilled. Aren't those the kind of insistently drunk people that you want to surround yourself with?

The people there tend to be old and poor, or one of the 2 taken to the extreme. It is a very pretty place, and the water in the bay is as warm as an old bath ...but  the volcanic ash gets in your eyes and teeth and it can rain 33 days a month.

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