Last additions
wk433-20190414-3-32-48.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk432-20190414-3-32-12.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk431-20190414-3-29-32.jpg
The last race is the main attraction when the "Eight" is held with eight collegiate rowers on each boat racing on the river upstream for 3,750 meters. Waseda is the yellow boat, and Keio is dark blue.
Jul 01, 2019
wk442-20190414-4734.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk441-20190414-4727.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk440-20190414-4719.jpg
Waseda and Keio are also fierce rivals in other sports like baseball, soccer, and rugbJul 01, 2019
wk439-20190414-4690.jpg
Keio's cheerleaders. Jul 01, 2019
wk438-20190414-4686.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk437-20190414-4680.jpg
The winning crew acknowledge cheers from the crowd.Jul 01, 2019
wk436-20190414-4671.jpg
Waseda cheerleaders saying "Otsukare!" (Good job!)Jul 01, 2019
wk435-20190414-4646.jpg
Waseda's cox (who controls the rudder) raising his arms in victory. They were crying, knowing how much pride and honor they have bestowed to their school.Jul 01, 2019
wk434-20190414-4634.jpg
After 12 min. 49.64 sec., Waseda squeaked by Keio to win. Here they are after winning. Jul 01, 2019
wk430-20190414-4624.jpg
The cheering section had a large video monitor showing the status of the two boats with 8 crew each. People here were cheering loudly non-stop during the entire race.Jul 01, 2019
wk429-20190414-4620.jpg
For last and main race of the day, Waseda and Keio's best collegiate rowers raced 3,750 meters upstream on Sumida River. Both cheering sections got very loud. (This is Waseda which also has male cheerleaders.)
Jul 01, 2019
wk428-20190414-4582.jpg
The finish line was at Sakura Bridge near Asakusa. Elderly alumni spectators on Sakura Bridge sang the school song spontaneously. Jul 01, 2019
wk427-20190414-4562.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk426-20190414-4552.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk425-20190414-4546.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk424-20190414-4544.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk423-20190414-4541.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk422-20190414-4538.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk421-20190414-4530.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk420-20190414-4528.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk419-20190414-4523.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk418-20190414-4506.jpg
In Japan, rowing is still a niche sport and not a popular spectator sport. It doesn't get much national press coverage. These are alumni rowers.Jul 01, 2019
wk417-20190414-4484.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk416-20190414-4471.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk415-20190414-4381.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk414-20190414-4444.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk413-20190414-4575.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk412-20190414-4369.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk411-20190414-4388.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk410-20190414-4467.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk409-20190414-4461.jpg
Waseda's cheer squad performed in front of Keio, and vice versa. Jul 01, 2019
wk408-20190414-4457.jpg
Next to Sakura Bridge was the main cheering section for both Waseda (left) and Keio on the right. Surprised to see them sitting together, but it later made sense.Jul 01, 2019
wk407-20190414-4373.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk406-20190414-4414.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk405-20190414-4412.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk404-20190414-4383.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk403-20190414-4392.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
wk402-20190414-4437.jpg
Saw the Waseda-Keio Regatta for the first time on April 14, 2019. It lasts almost all day with numerous men's and women's rowing categories and age groups ranging from jr. high school to senior citizen alumni rowers.Jul 01, 2019
wk401-20190414-4408.jpg
Waseda-Keio Regatta is Japan's most famous collegiate rival regatta, similar to Oxford vs. Cambridge (The Boat Race) in the UK. Waseda and Keio (pronounced "Kay-oh") in Tokyo are two of Japan's most prestigious private universities and a few of their rowers make it to Japan's Olympic rowing team. Jul 01, 2019
wk400-20190414-4723.jpg
Tokyo Skytree is the backdrop for Sumida River, Tokyo's most famous and storied river. This part of the river is near Asakusa. In mid-April, longtime rivals Waseda University and Keio University hold their annual Sokei Regatta (早慶レガッタ).Sokei Regatta (早慶レガッタ) is the Waseda-Keio Regatta held here on Sumida River. (At Keio University, it's usually called the "Keio-Waseda Regatta.")Jul 01, 2019
za539-20190505-3282.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za538-20190505-3312.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za537-20190505-3313.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za536-20190505-3457o.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za535-20190505-3456.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za534-20190505-3439i.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za533-20190505-3439h.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za532-20190505-3439f.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za531-20190505-3439e.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za530-20190505-3439d.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za529-20190505-3439c.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za528-20190505-3413.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za527-20190505-3390.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za526-20190505-3383.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za525-20190505-3397.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za524-20190505-3279.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za523-20190505-3273.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za522-20190505-3268.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za521-20190505-3275.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za520-20190505-3402.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za519-20190505-3258.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za518-20190505-3305.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za517-20190505-3243.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za516-20190505-3264.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za515-20190505-3301.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za514-20190505-3300.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za513-20190505-3303.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za512-20190505-3302.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za511-20190505-3306.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za510-20190505-3259.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za509-20190505-3256.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za508-20190505-3246.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za507-20190505-3296.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za506-20190505-3290.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za505-20190505-3311.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za504-20190505-3263.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za503-20190505-3248.jpg
In May 2019, the giant kite celebrated the new Reiwa Era by having the kanji characters for Reiwa on the giant kite.Jul 01, 2019
za502-20190505-3239.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za501-20190505-3240.jpg
The site is a riverside park. They fly the giant kite a few times each day depending on the wind. Photos were taken on May 5, 2019.Jul 01, 2019
za500-20190505-3235.jpg
Held annually on May 4 and 5 along the Sagami River from 10 am to 4 pm. Nearest train station is Sobudaishita Station on the JR Sagami Line (20-min. walk to the festival site). They have shuttle buses from the train station to festival site, but I walked.Jul 01, 2019
za572-20190505-3334.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za574-20190505-3468.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za573-20190505-3337.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za571-20190505-3338.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za570-20190505-3336.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za569-20190505-3335.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za568-20190505-3339.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za567-20190505-3329.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za566-20190505-3332.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za565-20190505-3331.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za564-20190505-3503.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za563-20190505-3467.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za562-20190505-3465.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za561-20190505-3464ZamaOdako.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za560-20190505-3492.jpg
In May 2019, the giant kite celebrated the new Reiwa Era by having the kanji characters for Reiwa on the giant Zama kite.Jul 01, 2019
za559-20190505-3471.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za558-20190505-3500.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za557-20190505-3478.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za556-20190505-3470.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za555-20190505-3344.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za554-20190505-3343.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za553-20190505-3342.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za552-20190505-3323.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za551-20190505-3327.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za550-20190505-3340.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za549-20190505-3326.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za548-20190505-3322.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za547-20190505-3364.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za546-20190505-3362.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za545-20190505-3356.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za544-20190505-3351.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za543-20190505-3350.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za542-20190505-3355.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za541-20190505-3348.jpg
Jul 01, 2019
za540-20190505-3319.jpg
Zama Giant Kite Odako Festival is held annually on May 4 and 5 along the Sagami River from 10 am to 4 pm. They fly the giant kite a few times each day depending on the wind. Nearest train station is Sobudaimae Station on the Odakyu Line. They have shuttle buses between the train station and festival site.Jul 01, 2019
mi212c-20171231-1839.jpg
Song monument for the Misasa Kouta folk song composed by Composed impromptu in 1927 by famous poet and minyo composer Noguchi Ujo (野口雨情) who was visiting the onsen and drinking beer in a ryokan while writing the lyrics. Jun 07, 2019
ir099-20190503-2493.jpg
JR Otsuko Station platform.Jun 03, 2019
ir098-20190503-1877a.jpg
JR Otsuko Station platform.Jun 03, 2019
ir097-20190503-2488.jpg
JR Otsuko Station has its entrance modeled after the Rokkakudo Pavilion on the Izura Coast.Jun 03, 2019
ir096-20190503-2484.jpg
JR Otsuko StationJun 03, 2019
ir095-20190503-2480.jpg
Shuttle bus back to JR Otsuko Station. Shuttle bus stop was near the start point a few hundrd meters from the corner.Jun 03, 2019
ir094-20190503-2465.jpg
This corner is the most crowded spot. Many people leave after seeing this corner turn.Jun 03, 2019
ir093-20190503-2444.jpg
Jun 03, 2019
ir092-20190503-2439.jpg
Getting ready for the rest of the straight route.Jun 03, 2019
ir091-20190503-2438g.jpg
They turned the boat 90 degrees in one drag.Jun 03, 2019
ir090-20190503-2438f.jpg
Turning the boat 90 degrees.Jun 03, 2019
ir089-20190503-2438e.jpg
They turn the boat by dragging the stern of the boat. They had a rope tied to the rear part of the boat.Jun 03, 2019
ir088-20190503-2438d.jpg
The route has one 90-degree corner where the boat is turned. This is a festival highlight and many people crowd this corner.Jun 03, 2019
ir087-20190503-2438c.jpg
The friction between the boat hull and pallets makes it smoke each time the boat is dragged. The pallets are scorched.Jun 03, 2019
ir086-20190503-2430.jpg
Jun 03, 2019
ir085-20190503-2424.jpg
Jun 03, 2019
ir084-20190503-2418.jpg
Picking up the pallets.Jun 03, 2019
ir083-20190503-2415.jpg
The boat is tilted to one side when it is dragged. It creates less friction and makes it easier to drag.Jun 03, 2019
ir082-20190503-2399.jpg
Three shrine priests are among the 40 people onboard. It's pretty rough to be rocked often. Motion sickness is possible.Jun 03, 2019
ir081-20190503-2403.jpg
The boat hull has small center ridges that keep it standing upright. It's also designed not to topple over when rocked.Jun 03, 2019
ir080-20190503-2402.jpg
Jun 03, 2019
ir079-20190503-2397.jpg
Narrow streets make it crowded.Jun 03, 2019
ir078-20190503-2396.jpg
Jun 03, 2019
ir077-20190503-2380.jpg
Jun 03, 2019
ir076-20190503-2367.jpg
After the drag, they pick up the pallets and lay them in front of the boat on the road ahead.Jun 03, 2019
ir075-20190503-2337.jpg
Jun 03, 2019
ir073-20190503-2352.jpg
Pallets are ready for the next drag.Jun 03, 2019
ir074-20190503-2360.jpg
There are men on both sides of the boat who rock the boat before the drag. When the boat moves, they hang on to the boat.Jun 03, 2019
ir072-20190503-2336e.jpg
Ofune being dragged over wooden pallets.Jun 03, 2019
ir071-20190503-2336d.jpg
Dragging the boat over the wooden pallets.Jun 03, 2019
ir070-20190503-2336c.jpg
They drag the boat 20 meters at a time. After each drag, they have to move and place the pallets ahead of the boat. The route is 1,200 meters long, and it takes 5 hours to reach the end.Jun 03, 2019
ir069-20190503-2310.jpg
When dragging the boat, the men have to run over the wooden pallets and take care not to trip and fall.Jun 03, 2019
ir068-20190503-2282.jpg
Jun 03, 2019
ir067-20190503-2263.jpg
Boat is pulled by a 200-meter white rope, 7 cm thick. About 200 to 300 people pull the boat.Jun 03, 2019
ir066-20190503-2201.jpg
Before dragging the boat, they violently rock the boat side to side.Jun 03, 2019
ir065-20190503-2253.jpg
They use about 100 soroban wooden pallets (ソロバン) made of Japanese oak tree, a hard wood. Each weighs 20 kg.Jun 03, 2019
ir064-20190503-2185.jpg
Ahead of the boat, wooden pallets called "soroban" are laid on the road for the boat to be dragged on.Jun 03, 2019
ir063-20190503-2139.jpg
The portable shrine is loaded on the boat.Jun 03, 2019
ir062-20190503-2133d.jpg
The boat crew welcome the portable shrine before it is loaded aboard.Jun 03, 2019
ir061-20190503-2088.jpg
After being paraded around town all morning, the portable shrine arrives near the boat.Jun 03, 2019
ir060-20190503-2078.jpg
After being paraded around town all morning, the portable shrine arrives near the boat.Jun 03, 2019
ir059-20190503-2070.jpg
Jun 03, 2019
ir058-20190503-2067.jpg
Boat crew waiting for the portable shrine to be loaded on the boat, which then becomes a "sacred boat."Jun 03, 2019
ir057-20190503-2064.jpg
Looks like the boat captain.Jun 03, 2019
ir056-20190503-2050.jpg
Boat musicians and crew board the boat via ladder.Jun 03, 2019
ir055-20190503-2041.jpg
Jun 03, 2019
ir054-20190503-2028.jpg
Most boat musicians are local kids.Jun 03, 2019
ir053-20190503-2017.jpg
Removing in the boat railingsbefore people boarded.Jun 03, 2019
ir052-20190503-2010.jpg
Group photos in front of the boat.Jun 03, 2019
ir051-20190503-1932.jpg
This was the first Ofune Matsuri to be held in the new era of Reiwa.Jun 03, 2019
ir050-20190503-2080.jpg
Thank You ClubJun 03, 2019
ir049-20190503-2005.jpg
The festival participants belong to different fishermen's groups indicated by their shirt. They are from a group called Fudo-maru.Jun 03, 2019
ir048-20190503-1989.jpg
On May 3 from morning, they parade the mikoshi portable shrine bearing Sawawachigi Shrine's god for maritime safety.Jun 03, 2019
ir047-20190503-2031.jpg
SardinesJun 03, 2019
ir046-20190503-1929.jpg
The festival originally used an actual fishing boat. But now this wooden boat was built especially for the festival.Jun 03, 2019
ir045-20190503-1930.jpg
Jun 03, 2019
ir044-20190503-1925.jpg
The boat rests on wooden pallets called "soroban." It is dragged on a bed of soroban pallets.Jun 03, 2019
ir043-20190503-1928.jpg
Paitning of a monkfish, a delicacy of Kita-Ibaraki.Jun 03, 2019
ir042-20190503-1922.jpg
The festival used to be held by local fishermen, Now held by Hitachi-Otsu Ofune Matsuri Preservation Society (常陸大津の御船祭保存会) with most of the men being fishermen or their descendants.Jun 03, 2019
ir041-20190503-1914.jpg
The festival started to be held every 5 years from 1975. The boat has to be repaired after each festival and the money could not be secured more often than every 5 years.The boat is normally displayed at a fishing museum named Yo-soro (よう・そろー) in Kita-Ibaraki.Jun 03, 2019
ir040-20190503-1918.jpg
This festival was originally a portable shrine procession on the sea via boat going around the bay. But the boat's start point was filled in, so the boat procession was then held on land instead since 200 years ago.Jun 03, 2019
ir039-20190503-1890.jpg
Back of ofune boat.Jun 03, 2019
ir038-ofuneMatsuri.youtube
My video of Kita-Ibaraki's Ofune Matsuri boat festival.Jun 03, 2019
ir037-20190503-1891.jpg
The ofune wooden fishing boat is painted with local fish.Jun 03, 2019
ir036-20190503-1894.jpg
Boat is 15 meters long, 4 meters wide, and weighs 5 tons. It becomes 2 tons heavier when the portable shrine (1 ton) and crew and musicians board.Jun 03, 2019
ir034-20190503-1895.jpg
White ropes to pull the boat on the road.Jun 03, 2019
ir035-20190503-1892.jpg
The bow has this shed for the portable shrine to be loaded on. Festival was designated as a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property (重要無形民俗文化財) in 2017.Jun 03, 2019
ir033-20190503-1903.jpg
On the May 3 main festival day, the boat is dragged along the same route west to east with the portable shrine and shrine priests aboard.This boat is here at the start point on May 3, 2019.Jun 03, 2019
ir032-20190503-1897.jpg
On the May 2 festival eve, the boat is pulled from east to west along 1,200 meters in the center of town without the portable shrine aboard.Jun 03, 2019
ir031-20190503-1899.jpg
Unique Shinto festival where they drag a sacred fishing boat across land instead of water. The boat has no wheels. All other boat festivals have the boat sailing on water, but not this one.Jun 03, 2019
ir030-20190503-2039.jpg
Hitachi-Otsu Ofune Matsuri fishing boat festival is Kita-Ibaraki's biggest festival, held only only once every five years on May 2 and 3 as the grand spring festival of Sawawachigi Shrine (佐波波地祇神社) in Otsu-cho, Kita-Ibaraki, Ibaraki PreHeld by local fishermen to pray for abundant fish and maritime safety. These photos were taken on May 3, 2019.Jun 03, 2019
ir605a-ofuneMatsuri.youtube
Short video of Hitachi-Otsu Ofune Matsuri boat festival.May 11, 2019
zz250-441-A-01.jpg
Manhole card for Toyosato's manhole.May 02, 2019
zz250-208-A-01.jpg
Manhole card for Ritto's manhole.May 02, 2019
zz250-206-B-01.jpg
Manhole card for Kusatsu's manhole.May 02, 2019
zz250-206-A-01.jpg
Manhole card for Kusatsu's manhole.May 02, 2019
zz250-202-B-01.jpg
Manhole card for Hikone's manhole. Shows Hiko-nyan.May 02, 2019
zz250-202-A-01.jpg
Manhole card for Hikone's manhole.May 02, 2019
zz250-000-A-01.jpg
Manhole card collecting is becoming popular in Japan. Shiga has 8 different manhole cards. You need to go to each city and know where to get the card. http://www.gk-p.jp/mhcard/?pref=25#mhcard_resultMay 02, 2019
zz250-201-A-01.jpg
Manhole card for 's manhole.May 02, 2019
ir583c-2019-03-10-at.jpg
The chef is holding the liver (ankimo), the most prized part of the fish.Mar 23, 2019
ir353-20190228-3203.jpg
At JR Isohara Station, our tokkyu express train back to Ueno, Tokyo.Mar 22, 2019
ir352-20190228-3200.jpg
Tourist information center at JR Isohara Station.Mar 22, 2019
ir351-20190227-1117.jpg
A sea wall being built. After 8 years, we hardly saw any other remnants of tsunami or quake damage.Mar 22, 2019
ir350-20190227-1151.jpg
Kita-Ibaraki also has flat, sandy beaches.Mar 22, 2019
ir323-20190227-1148.jpg
Appetizers. The food is good though.Mar 22, 2019
ir322-20190227-1144.jpg
Marsala restaurant has Hawaiian decor, but no Hawaiian food. Only tropical drnks in summer.Mar 22, 2019
ir321-20190227-1145.jpg
Marsala restaurant has Hawaiian decor.Mar 22, 2019
ir320-20190227-1129.jpg
Marsala restaurant near the Izura Coast. マルサーラMar 22, 2019
ir247-20190227-1276.jpg
Hina Matsuri dolls displayed at the museum entrance.Mar 22, 2019
ir246-20190227-1290.jpg
The museum has fine views of the ocean and southern coast of Fukushima (Iwaki). You may also notice a power plant in the distance. That's not the one that had a meltdown in 2011. It's the Nakoso Power Plant (勿来発電所), a thermal power plant (non-nuclear) operated by Joban Joint Power Co., Ltd.Mar 22, 2019
ir245-20190227-1348.jpg
Movie poster for the movie, "Tenshin." It was being screened in the city.Mar 22, 2019
ir244-20190227-1286.jpg
Tenshin was proficient in English and wrote the classic book, "The Book of Tea" in English.Mar 22, 2019
ir243-20190227-1282.jpg
Tenshin Memorial Room explained the life and achievements of Tenshin. Founded Nihon Bijutsu-in (Art Institute of Japan) and moved it from Tokyo to Izura coast in Kita-Ibaraki in 1906.Includes exhibits about the time he worked at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1910 in charge of the Chinese/Japanese art division.Mar 22, 2019
ir242-20190227-1278.jpg
Lobby of Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art.Tenshin is revered in Kita-Ibaraki because he moved his Nihon Bijutsu-in artist group (Art Institute of Japan) here from Tokyo in 1906. His students, prominent Nihonga painters Yokoyama Taikan (1868–1958), Hishida Shunso (1874–1911), Shimomura Kanzan (1873–1930), and Kimura Buzan (1876–1942) followed him to this picturesque Izura Coast and built artist studio residences near Tenshin's home. The residences of Tenshin, Taikan, and Buzan still remain.Mar 22, 2019
ir241-20190227-1279.jpg
Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art was named after Okakura Tenshin (aka Okakura Kakuzo 1863–1913 岡倉天心/覚三), a famous art scholar and advocate of Japanese art, especially Nihonga paintings.In 1890, he was one of the founders and the first de facto dean of the forerunner of the Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai), one of Japan's most prominent art universities.Mar 22, 2019
ir240-20190227-1273.jpg
Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Ibaraki (茨城県天心記念 五浦美術館). Beautiful art museum in a beautiful place on the coast.Mar 22, 2019
ir206-20190227-1133.jpg
Mar 22, 2019
ir205-20190227-1130.jpg
Izura CoastMar 22, 2019
ir204-20190227-1366.jpg
Mar 22, 2019
ir203-20190227-1369.jpg
View from the lookout tower.Mar 22, 2019
ir202-20190227-1364.jpg
Izura Misaki Park has this lookout tower. 五浦岬公園 展望慰霊塔Mar 22, 2019
ir201-20190227-1351.jpg
Prop for the movie "Tenshin."Mar 22, 2019
ir200-20190227-1389.jpg
Izura Misaki Park on the coast.Mar 22, 2019
ir188-20190227-1299.jpg
Mar 22, 2019
ir187-20190227-1296.jpg
About Langdon Warner.Mar 22, 2019
ir185-20190227-1347.jpg
About the "Asia is One" monument.Mar 22, 2019
ir186-20190227-1295.jpg
Along the path to Rokkakudo is this bust of Harvard professor and art historian Langdon Warner (1881–1955) who once studied under Tenshin and visited here. He is being revered here for supposedly helping to save Kyoto and Nara from World War II bombingsMar 22, 2019
ir184-20190227-1346.jpg
Mar 22, 2019
ir183-20190227-1345.jpg
About the Tenshin residence.Mar 22, 2019
ir182-20190227-1342.jpg
Hina dolls displayed inside Tenshin's home for Girl's Day (March 3).Mar 22, 2019
ir181-20190227-1341.jpg
Tenshin's home on the Izura Coast, near the Rokkakudo Pavilion. Can't go inside.Mar 22, 2019
ir180-20190227-1301.jpg
Tenshin's home on the Izura Coast, near the Rokkakudo Pavilion. Mar 22, 2019
ir165-20190227-1323.jpg
Artist-inspiring scenery around Rokkakudo, Kita-Ibaraki.Mar 22, 2019
ir164-20190227-1338.jpg
Mar 22, 2019
ir163-20190227-1331.jpg
Scenery in front of Rokkakudo.Mar 22, 2019
ir162-20190227-1320.jpg
Scenery around Rokkakudo.Mar 22, 2019
ir161-20190227-1302.jpg
About Rokkakudo.Mar 22, 2019
ir160-20190227-1321.jpg
Mar 22, 2019
ir159-20190227-1317.jpg
You cannot enter the Rokkakudo, but you can see inside through the glass windows made in the UK. There's supposed to be tatami mats inside. Mar 22, 2019
ir158-20190227-1313.jpg
Must've been mesmerizing to pass time here. A place to attain artistic enlightenment. Mar 22, 2019
ir157-20190227-1334.jpg
Mar 22, 2019
ir156-20190227-1335.jpg
The glass windows were made in the UK.Mar 22, 2019
ir155-20190227-1337.jpg
Mar 22, 2019
ir154-20190227-1340.jpg
For a small admission fee, you can go down a path to see the Rokkakudo. (五浦六角堂).Mar 22, 2019
ir153-20190227-1355.jpg
Izura Rokkakudo (五浦六角堂) is now being maintained by Ibaraki University and it continues to be a sacred spot for Japanese artists.Mar 22, 2019
ir152-20190227-1378.jpg
In Kita-Ibaraki, Tenshin used Rokkakudo to listen to ocean waves and gaze at the scenery. On March 11, 2011, it was washed away by the tsunami, but it was rebuilt in 2012. Mar 22, 2019
ir151-20190227-1362.jpg
The small red pavilion is Izura Rokkakudo (五浦六角堂), the symbol of Kita-Ibaraki. Izura Rokkakudo was originally designed and built in 1905 by artist Okakura Tenshin (岡倉天心) as part of his residence. His house is on the left..Mar 22, 2019
ir150-20190227-1358.jpg
Kita-Ibaraki is a small, coastal city (pop. 42,000) with these picturesque cliffs of the Izura Coast (五浦海岸). Famous art scholar Okakura Tenshin (1863–1913 岡倉天心) found this scenic place to be a great inspiration for artists and moved hereMar 22, 2019
ir512-20190228-2971.jpg
One of the most elegant Japanese-style hotels I've ever seen. Precious artwork everywhere. It's like staying in an art museum.Mar 22, 2019
ir511-20190228-2972.jpg
Large and private corner guest room inside Kimura Buzan home. It costs about ¥18,000 per person per night to stay here.Mar 22, 2019
ir510-20190228-2973.jpg
Fancy corridor inside Kimura Buzan home.Mar 22, 2019
ir509-20190228-2965.jpg
Fancy corridor inside Kimura Buzan home.Mar 22, 2019
ir508-20190228-2945.jpg
Outdoor bathtub made of Shigaraki-yaki pottery (from Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture). The hotel has excellent taste in bathtubs. 信楽焼Mar 22, 2019
62551 files on 249 page(s) 1