Not the most distinguished of waiting postures, but quite a popular one in Asia.
Interesting piece of Art at the Benesse House in Naoshima !
Wonderful evening at the Benesse House in Naoshima. A new gallery for each on Image-Japan :)
Never thought I could get such shots in Japan. Clear skies in Naoshima, a tripod, 30s exposure at 1600 ISO and voilà : beautiful photos of the milky way !
Yayoi Kusama’s Pumpkin has become the symbol of Naoshima.
Self-service Udon restaurant in Shikoku: both cheap and good. As this was our first try at self-service Udon, the owner kindly cooked the noodles for us :-) You could select the portion of noodles, soup, toppings… Yummy!
First have to travel 24,000 km but as soon as I am back I will post them… the connoisseurs will immediately recognise what I am talking about ;-)
Some chores can be considered as relaxing if you enjoy the immediate improvements you obtain e.g. when washing your car, mowning the loan… :-)
50mn ride from Takamatsu to Naoshima. Not the most popular of ferry route to reach Naoshima as you can see: only a few passengers and only one car: ours! As it is often the case with fashionable destination, most passengers were actually women. Same in fancy restaurants in Tokyo: mostly women. Where do Japanese men ...
During our summer holiday in Shikoku.
To see cute little fishes in the waters of Shikoku. Unfortunately, after days of heavy rain there was not much to see :(
Aurora 8200 series Organ from Hammond found in a small café in Shikoku. Took me some time to find the reference and even an original manual from the 70′s! So many keys and buttons… I should have asked if I could try :D
One sand castle a day for a good holiday ! :-) Took me about one hour to build this one together with my daughter and when coming back to the beach after lunch we found the castle trampled to ruins – probably by some punks. No chance to see how long it would have lasted ...
The manhole covers in this little Japanese port of Shikoku – Kannoura – leaves little doubt on their fishing activity.
Seen in Shikoku, Japan
In case one did not know, Japan is regularly hit by those but seems well prepared.
Utilitarian purpose: unknown protect your feet while washing your bathroom.
First morning without rain during our stay in Shikoku so I took the car right after breakfast and went for a morning stroll in the neighbouring port of Kannoura.
At the end of an interesting drive under the rain, we were supposed to see a 5 stages waterfall with various temples and shrines – which was what kept us going under the rain on such a small road. Unfortunately, what we did not know was that we could not see the waterfall right away: ...
This was our experience off the main roads in Shikoku. Unfortunately the most interesting parts are missing as I could not drive and take photos when two hands were absolutely required on the steering wheel !
The Shikoku Pilgrimage (四国遍路) is a pilgrimage of 88 temples on the island of Shikoku, Japan. It is believed all 88 temples were visited by the famous Buddhist monk Kūkai, founder of the Shingon school, who was born in Zentsūji, Shikoku in 774. However, Kūkai only mentions visiting two of them in his own extant ...