Yesterday in Nikko I became briefly separated from my fellow travelers. Walking outside I looked for them forlornly: looking up there, down there, across the street, all to no avail. A kindly man stood up, got my attention from about 50′ away and pointed vigorously in a certain direction. Knowing instantly he was talking to me for some reason, I nodded, bowed slightly and smiled. Satisfied, he sat down and watched me walk toward them exactly where he said they were! I love these connections with strangers in a strange country!