JAPAN PHOTOS

By Philbert Ono


Most viewed - Venice ヴェネツィア
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Luggage storage room ヴェネツィアの駅の荷物預かり所386 viewsCoin-operated lockers were out of order in the station. In the morning at 9:30 am, the line can be long for people wanting to store their baggage.
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Venice ヴェネツィアは、どこへ行っても絵はがきの風景204 viewsEverywhere you go in Venice looks like a picture postcard. A photographer's paradise. It's an impossible place. Too many things to see, and you can never see them all.
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Train bridge to Venice198 views
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Japan Pavilion showing Miyako Ishiuchi 日本館は、30年ぶりに写真家が出品:石内都177 viewsThe last time a Japanese photographer held a solo show at the Venice Biennale's Japan Pavilion was in 1976 with Kishin Shinoyama. Almost 30 years later, we finally have a photographer as Japan's featured artist. She is Miyako Ishiuchi.

Her exhibition was titled: mother's 2000-2005--traces of the future. This is a series of photos of her deceased mother's personal effects--clothing, lipstick, kimono, etc.

A catalog of the same name was also published and sold in the pavilion. They also had sample copies of her other photo books (all in Japanese), but only the catalog was for sale.

写真家が単独で日本代表となるのは、1976年の篠山紀信以来です。今回の第51回のヴェネツィア・ビエンナーレに石内都が出品したのは、2000年に亡くなった母の遺品を撮った「Mother's」シリーズ。服、ヘアブラシ、口紅、といった品々が主の不在を静かに訴えかける。計35点。
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Japan Pavilion showing Miyako Ishiuchi 日本館内170 viewsMost of the photos showed the personal effects of her deceased mother. Sticks of lipstick, clothing, kimono, etc. A video monitor on the floor showed her photos of Yokosuka.
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Japan Pavilion showing Miyako Ishiuchi 日本館内164 viewsThe pavilion was well attended.
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Japan Pavilion 日本館147 viewsThe Japan Pavilion is also in the Giardini site.

まったく地味な建物で、全然日本らしくありません。
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Japan Pavilion entrance 日本館の入口144 views
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St. Mark's Square and Palazzo Ducale seen from the boat136 viewsYou can also take a boat down the canal to go to the Venice Biennale site.
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Park bench135 views
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Venice Station train platforms ヴェネツィアの駅のホーム134 views
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Swiss Pavilion スイス館133 views
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Entrance to Venice Biennale at Giardini ヴェネツィア・ビエンナーレの入口131 viewsThe Venice Biennale has two main sites: The lush and garden-like Giardini and the Arsenale, a short walk away. Other venues (mainly country pavilions) are scattered around Venice.

ヴェネツィア・ビエンナーレは、二つのメイン会場があって、一つはこの緑豊かなガーディニ会場。ここは、いろいろの国のパビリオンがある。イタリヤ館も日本館がここにあります。
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Mariko Mori 中にも入れる131 viewsThree people at a time could go inside and watch some kind of video.

三人が入れる。
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Train to Milan (back end) ヴェネツィアの駅(ミラノへの電車)131 views
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Inside the train to Milan ミラノへの電車128 views
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Mariko Mori at the Arsenale 森 万里子のUFO126 viewsHer trademark UFO.
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University of Venice, Japanese Dept. ヴェネツィア大学の日本語学科125 viewsBuilding housing the Japanese Department. It faces a canal.
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Ponte di Rialto bridge and gondola123 views
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Venetian food ヴェネツィアの料理120 views
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By Mona Hatoum117 viewsThe center bar rotates around as it makes ridges and flattens them.
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Grand Canal and Ponte di Rialto bridge114 viewsThis is the main bridge crossing the Grand Canal. The middle of the bridge has a row of shops.
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Venetian food ヴェネツィアの料理113 views
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University of Venice library ヴェネツィア大学の図書室112 views
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Hippo in the Arsenale111 views
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University of Venice classroom ヴェネツィア大学の教室110 views
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Venice Biennale at Giardini109 viewsThe Giardini site has country pavilions that are permanent buildings. Most of the major countries are represented by their own pavilions. This is the path to the Italian Pavilion, the largest one of all.
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US Pavilion アメリカ館109 viewsA few big rooms with white walls and paintings.

幾つかの大きい部屋に絵画。
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Falling Down Laughing109 viewsSculpture seen on the way to the Italian Pavilion.
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Line to enter Mariko Mori's UFO UFOに入るために並んでいる109 views
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Piazza San Marco or St. Mark's Square ヴェネツィアの中心であるサンマルコ広場109 viewsThe heart of Venice and where all the tourists are. The square is lined with shops and restaurants. Public toilets cost money.
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St. Mark's Square and Campanile109 views
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University of Venice ヴェネツィア大学107 views
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Venice waterfront106 viewsYou can walk along the waterfront to go to the Venice Biennale site.
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Venice Biennale marker105 views
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Near the Arsenale105 viewsAnother picture postcard street.
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View from Campanile 鐘楼の展望台からの風景104 viewsThe tower provided magnificent views of the square and the entire island of Venice.
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Gondola station103 viewsA gondola ride is not exactly cheap, but affordable with 5 or 6 people.
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Pay phones housed by birds, by Sergio Vega102 viewsOutside the Arsenale there were these pay phones.
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St. Mark's Square and entrance to the Campanile101 viewsIt doesn't take long to go up the elevator to the top of the tower. It was surprisingly uncrowded, unlike St. Mark's Basilica where there was a long line at all times.
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View from Campanile - San Giorgio island 鐘楼からの風景100 views
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Inside Venice station ヴェネツィアの駅100 views
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View from Ponte di Rialto bridge99 views
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Gondola98 views
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Venice train station ヴェネツィアの駅98 viewsThe walk between the bus station and train station is a little longer than you would like it to be.
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View from Campanile 鐘楼からの風景95 views
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Italian Pavilion イタリア館94 viewsThe Italian Pavilion was the largest of all, featuring numerous exhibition rooms and numerous artists.

イタリア館が最大のパビリオン。
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Inside the Arsenale アーセナレの中94 views
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Arsenale アーセナレ会場94 viewsThe Arsenale is a huge, long building housing various art works by 49 artists.

アーセナレ会場は、細長い、とてもでっかい建物の中に個人のアーティストの作品が展示。
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Path to Arsenale94 views
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Bell ringing on Campanile 鐘楼が鳴らし始めた90 viewsWe asked if the bells were actually rung. The answer was yes. And it was to ring next at 6:30 pm. So we waited 15 min., and sure enough two of the bells started to ring, jerking back and forth. It wasn't as loud as you would think.

鐘楼の上にいたとき、偶然に鐘が鳴らし始めた(午後6:30).
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Graffiti even in Venice 落書き90 viewsThere was graffiti almost everywhere I went in Italy. Sadly, even in Venice.

イタリアは落書きが多い。ヴェネツィアにも結構ある。
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Grilled veggies89 views
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Common boat87 viewsThis is one of the most common means of public transportation in Venice. Many of the canals have heavy boat traffic.
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Inside the Arsenale84 views
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Boat landing for St. Mark's Square83 views
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Palazzo Ducale inner courtyard83 viewsThe Palazzo Ducale next to St. Mark's Square is truly magnificent. The rooms have very ornate paintings and carvings. It was not crowded at all compared with St. Mark's Basilica which was just too crowded with people.
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Boat crew82 views
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Photo exhibition in Arsenale81 views
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Atop Ponte di Rialto bridge80 viewsThis is one of three bridges crossing the Grand Canal.
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Building along the canal74 views
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Boat captain71 views
   
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