Trip to Kurashiki #1Thursday, 12 May 2011
During the past Golden Week holidays I finally made my long-time dream of going to Kurashiki come true! I took my minolta, which I obviously haven't really got the hang of, and these are from the second roll of film (photos from the first roll were a lot worse!). I don't know if it's the camera's problem or maybe how I loaded the film was not quite right, they didn't turn out so well....but anyway....
Kurashiki is another historic city of Okayama prefecture in the west part of Japan, next to Hiroshima prefecture. In the beautifully preserved area around the canal, there are many warehouses (which in Japanese we call "KURA") which had been used to store rice when Kurashiki was served as an important rice distribution center back in the Edo Period (1603-1867). Many of these former warehouses have been converted into shops, cafes and museums. So beautiful this city, I was instantly in love with it! It's not only about the aesthetic of the city, but oh do they have beautiful food AND sake!! Kurashiki introduced me into the new world of sake drinking habit :)
More photos to follow!!