Thursday, 12 May 2011

Trip to Kurashiki #1

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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!!

21 comments:

  1. beautiful, beautiful. <3 well if this is you not yet getting the hang of your Minolta, i can't wait to see when you can! xxx

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  2. hello hiki, why are you not too happy with the photos, I love them very much =) Is it because of the light leaks?

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  3. I think the photos are stunning and I can't wait to see more!

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  4. That sounds wonderful! Those old warehouses look amazing! Can't wait to see more photos :)

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  5. It looks like a quiet place full of interesting nooks. The photos look beautiful!

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  6. first thanks so much for your lovley message...the package arrived today safely...and i´m so excited to create some new cards from it...thanks so much...and the pictures look so gorgous...i hope you will have a lovley weekend and wish Japan all the best i can...i´m sure that your country will recover it again...a big hug and much more...take care...cheers and hugs...i...

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  7. So beautiful and full of life.

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  8. Gorgeous! We passed through Okayama, on the way home from Kyushu, during Golden Week. Too bad we missed seeing Kurashiki!

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  9. Always such a treet to see pictures from Japan.
    Thanks! I wish I was there.

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  10. I like these! Your pictures are always stunning. Truely, I can't wait til you get the hang of your minolta - your photos will be mindblowing! :)

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  11. Sue,
    Kurashiki was really a lovely little city, it's worth a visit. I hope you enjoyed your trip to Kyushu!!! :)

    Emma,
    Thank you for your sweet comment! There are many other parts of Japan I want to visit and share the photos here with the rest of the world if anyone is happy to see them like you! ;)

    Michelle,
    Awwww thank you you are so sweet! I hope I will get the hang of my minotla soon too!!
    :)

    Chi Designs,
    THANK YOU!
    ;)

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  12. i really want to get there someday... sigh.
    and your photos are lovely ! i think you definitely have the hang of your minolta !

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  13. lisa s,
    thank you you are so kind to say that but these are my best ones and I am hiding the poor ones! hee hee.

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  14. these shots are superb, hiki!
    are you using a different camera as these shots have a different feel about them.
    beautiful!

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  15. oh! i was skim reading blogs trying to catch up on everyone's posts & didn't see your paragraph about your minolta :) i do really like the effect of these.

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  16. I can understand why you were dreaming of visiting this place. Kurashiki looks so peaceful and these shots are so lovely!

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  17. My friends referred me your blog. Really a quality blog. Will read your other posts,too. Keep sharing... Take care.

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  18. What a great photos. Is that in Tokyo?? I really like to visit that place. This is wonderful and amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Very lovely pictures. i want to be there someday :) . You have a good photography and i just want you to know that i admire you for that. Improve your skills dear,i hope your going to share more photos.

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  20. Wow Hiki! Your pictures of Kurashiki is so amazing! It's making me so excited about my trip! Thanks for sharing with me all the places to visit!

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your kind words are always welcome and appreciated! arigato :)

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