I was doing a bit of research on the town much of my book takes place in and every time I look for info on it, I’m overcome by the desire to actually travel there.
It’s easy to see why the town of Kakunodate has captured my imagination. I have such a clear picture in my head of what it would have been like for my MC to come there, a small village then, after living in busy Tokyo her entire life. It would have been like stepping back in time, to a place of living history, much like it would be now more than a hundred years after my book is set.
I long to go there and do research and take my own pictures. Alas, traveling to Japan from Ohio is not exactly cheap.
Maybe someday. 🙂 For now, I’ll be content looking at my array of online pictures.