Street – Japan 3:5


Last November I went on a Textile Tour of Japan with Arena Travel and fell in love with the country, its people and culture. I started to share my trip with you all and then my computer crashed, for good. It took a while for me to get back to normal.  Life bowls along and somehow Japan got left behind, so here we are again with a post full of wonderful memories. (I have put links to previous posts about Japan at the end).

This photo (taken from the coach) is entered in this week’s  Photo Challenge.

The prompt is ‘STREET‘; the Japanese for street is ‘Dori’ as seen on the signpost.

Ronovan’s haiku prompts this week are: CHANGE and MIND


do you mind if we 

change direction and go South

to catch the sunshine


In previous posts about the trip I described the tie-dying workshop and wandering around the town of Arimatsu whilst our pieces were drying. We were all (there were 13 of us on the trip) delighted with them when we returned to pick them up

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and had an opportunity to see fabric being prepared for dying in the tiny shop.DSC_0122

Then we set off to visit to a Shibori museum, where more intricate work was being demonstrated DSC_0136

and was on display




With plenty of opportunities to shop.

Not that I did, but it was fun to look.

Click on any of the photos to see a larger version.

I hope to post more about Japan soon – I have so enjoyed looking through the photos again. Hope you enjoyed the visit.

Here are links to previous posts about my trip to Japan.

Day Three: 4     Narumi

Day Three: 3     Arimatsu

Day Three: 2     tie dye

Day Three: 1     to Nagoya

Day Two: 9        streets around the temple

Day Two: 8       Asakusa Kannon Temple

Day Two: 7       Boro

Day Two: 6       doors and windows

Day Two: 5       a hare in high heels

Day Two: 4       craft centre

Day Two:3              shopping

Japan Day Two: 2 child ceremonies

Japan Day Two:1  bonsai

First Evening in Japan


18 responses to “Street – Japan 3:5

  1. Love the city dori, and your haiku. There must be more magical fabrics (all those beautiful blue dyes!!) and shops in the other direction! Great haiku and photo.

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  2. Pingback: Photo Challenge Round-up: Street | Wild Daffodil

  3. How did you resist. Japan always appeals to me and I did enjoy reading this with your pics.

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  4. Great images Sandra, sounds like you are yearning to get back there again?

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  5. I loved reading about your trip at the time and it’s so nice to see more. It’s a bit different from the tie-dying we did at school!

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  6. I am so happy that this prompt took you back to your holiday and your lovely pictures and memories. The fabric is amazing, how did you resist?

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  7. Amazing how similar streets in Japan look to ones in this country!

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  8. I do love Japanese fabrics and most things oriental in fact. Thank you for sharing your photographs.

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