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
and had an opportunity to see fabric being prepared for dying in the tiny shop.
Then we set off to visit to a Shibori museum, where more intricate work was being demonstrated
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