March 23, 2018

Early Blooming Sakura

Hirano-jinja Shrine, Kita-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100

March 17, 2018

Warrior Doll

Ōhahi-ippō Doll Shiop, Kamigyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100

March 16, 2018

White Mulan Magnolia

Myōtoku-ji Temple, Kamigyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100

February 28, 2018

Hair Stick Shop

Kanzashiya Wargo, Shinkyōgoku-dōri, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
かんざし屋 Wargo(京都市中京区新京極通四条上る)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: A hair stick (かんざし, Kanzashi) is a straight, pointed device, usually between five and nine inches in length, used to hold a person's hair in place in a hair bun or similar hairstyle. Unlike many hair pins, which are usually small and quite simple, hair sticks are often more elaborate and decorative, and feature jeweled or carved designs that make them stand out as pieces of luxury jewelry. The price of hair sticks varies greatly depending on the style, materials and craftsmanship - the cheapest pairs of plastic hairs ticks can cost less than a dollar, while a single, hand-crafted hair stick by an artist can cost over two hundred dollars.

February 21, 2018

Nishiki Market

Uoroki Fishmonger, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto
Nikon D700 Nikkor 28-70mm F2.8

Nishiki Market (錦市場), is a narrow shopping street, located on a road one block north and parallel to Shijo-dōri Street. Nishiki is about 390 meters long and runs east-west, from Teramachi-dōri Street to Takakura-dōri Street. Along both sides of the 5 meters wide road, line about 126 shops and stalls, selling traditional Japanese traditional foods, ingredients and other novel items. (Read more...)