Shore excursions: Cranes, marshes, pluses and minuses

Shore excursions: Cranes, marshes, pluses and minuses

By Eileen Ogintz KUSHIRO, Hokkaido, Japan — Cranes, so Japanese legend says, live for a thousand years; turtles for 10,000. That’s why if you went to a Japanese wedding, you might see symbols of cranes and turtles—wishing the couple a long and happy marriage....