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Nagasaki photos by Yosuke Yamahata 山端庸介が原爆投下翌日の写真を撮った1611 viewsYosuke Yamahata was an Imperial Army photographer who was ordered to go to Nagasaki to photograph the after effects of the atomic bomb. He and two others, a writer and an artist, arrived in Nagasaki the morning after the bomb was dropped. Yamahata went on to capture over 100 extraordinary images of the devastation, people who survived, people helping the wounded, and the inevitable corpses.

山端庸介(1917−66)は陸軍報道カメラマンとして原爆投下翌日の長崎に入り,100枚以上の非常に貴重な歴史的の写真を撮った。長崎原爆資料館にも大きく展示されている。
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Pesto noodles, a specialty of Genova ペスト、ジェノバの名物578 views
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Luggage storage room ヴェネツィアの駅の荷物預かり所383 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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About Genova ジェノバの紹介323 viewsGenova (or Genoa) is a port city on the west coast of Italy. It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. For 2004, it was designated as the European City of Culture. From Milan, it takes about 90 min. to reach Genova.

ジェノバは、イタリアの北の西海岸にある港街です。コロンブスの出身地でもあります。ミラノから電車で約1.5時間かかります。

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Nagasaki photos by Yosuke Yamahata. 写っている人物の当時の状況が詳しく語っています。239 viewsIn 1995, NHK, Japan's leadning TV station, successfully identified some of the survivors pictured in Yamahata's photographs. They even interviewed some of them who were still living. They aired a special TV program and published a book about the extraordinary stories of the survivors.

Those stories have been summarized into Italian for the photo captions in this exhibition.

写っている人物の当時の状況が詳しく語っています。10年前にNHKの取材班が山端庸介の原爆写真に写っている人物の名前とか所在を調べてまだ生きている何人かとインタービューが成功。それが、テレビ番組と本「NHKスペシャル 長崎 よみがえる原爆写真」になって大変感動しました。(テレビ番組も昨年8月に再放送された。)

そのNHK Special番組と本を参考してこの新しい写真集の写真説明文を書きました。イタリア語になっていますが、それぞれの写真を今まで外国語で詳しく説明されたことないのです。被爆者の感動的の話しをもっと海外にも伝いたいのです。
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Nagasaki exhibition catalog: Yosuke Yamahata-Nagasaki 山端庸介の新しい写真集兼図録229 viewsThis book shows all of Yosuke Yamahata's photos of Nagasaki, including the the 100+ photos of Nagasaki taken on the day after the bomb was dropped. The book includes a photo which has never been published in a book. Many detailed captions about the people identified in the photos are also included. Language is Italian. Order from PhotoGuide Japan's iStore.

山端庸介(1917−66)は陸軍報道カメラマンとして原爆投下翌日の長崎に入り,100枚以上の非常に貴重な歴史的の写真を撮った。長崎原爆資料館にも大きく展示されている。

過去に山端庸介の写真集が国内外に出版されたことあるけど、撮った写真の一部しか紹介されていませんでした。今回の新しい写真集は、山端庸介の長崎関係の全集の写真集とも言えます。本に出版されたことない写真もあります。1946年に撮った写真もあります。

そしてもう一つの大きな特徴は、説明文。写っている人物の当時の状況が結構詳しく語っています。10年前にNHKの取材班が山端庸介の原爆写真に写っている人物の名前とか所在を調べてまだ生きている何人かとインタービューが成功。それが、テレビ番組と本「NHKスペシャル 長崎 よみがえる原爆写真」になって大変感動しました。(テレビ番組も昨年8月に再放送された。)

そのNHK Special番組と本を参考してこの新しい写真集の写真説明文を書きました。イタリア語になっていますが、それぞれの写真を今まで外国語で詳しく説明されたことないのです。被爆者の感動的の話しをもっと海外にも伝いたいのです。
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Palazzo Ducale, site of the Japan art exhibition in 2005 (Giappone - L'Arte del mutamento). (展覧会の会場)212 viewsFrom April to Aug. 2005, a huge Japanese art exhibition was held at this former palace. It exhibited ukiyoe, posters, textiles, and photographs. The photo exhibition, curated by Rossella Menegazzo and myself (Philbert Ono), showed images of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb aftermath.

2005年4月〜8月にイタリアのジェノバ市で日本の美術展覧会が開催され、浮世絵、着物、アートポスターと写真が展示されました。 写真展は、60周年のため広島・長崎原爆関係の写真が紹介されました。会場は、立派なドゥカーレ宮殿でした。
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Dessert looking like the Japanese flag 日の丸のデザート210 viewsA Japanese chef was working at this Italian trattoria which was excellent.
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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202 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 Venice196 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175 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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Textile exhibition catalog: Avvolti Nel Mito 織物展図録169 viewsThe textiles exhibited are shown in this catalog called "Avvolti Nel Mito" (Wrapped in the Myth) published by Ideart. Language is Italian. Order from PhotoGuide Japan's iStore.
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Japan Pavilion showing Miyako Ishiuchi 日本館内168 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162 viewsThe pavilion was well attended.
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Poster exhibition 日本のポスター展161 viewsIn the huge, cavernous basement of the Palazzo Ducale, over 600 artistic Japanese posters were on display.

地下の凄い大きいホールになんと600枚のポスターが展示。
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Nagasaki photos by Yosuke Yamahata158 views
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Nagasaki photos by Yosuke Yamahata154 views
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Another trattoria in Genova (for dinner)152 views
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Inside Malpensa Express150 viewsLuggage rack provided.
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Inside San Lorenzo Cathedral147 views
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Nagasaki photos and origami corner 折り紙コーナー145 viewsVisitors were encouraged to fold a paper crane.
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Japan Pavilion 日本館145 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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Hiroshima panorama photos by Shigeo Hayashi142 viewsThe exhibition room was divided in half by this panel. The right side was for Hiroshima, and the left side for Nagasaki.
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Japan Pavilion entrance 日本館の入口142 views
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Panel for exhibition credits クレジット139 viewsRossella Menegazzo and Philbert Ono were co-curators of the photo exhibition.

イタリア側でこの展覧会と図録のコーディネートをしているRossella Menegazzoさんは、ちょっと古い友人です。彼女は素晴らしい頑張りやさん。まだベネチア大学の学生のとき、夏休みに来日して僕と会いたいと言われて都内のピザ屋(彼女のバイト先)で初めて会ってあげた。

「卒業論文のため、日本人の写真家を研究したい!」と言い出してびっくりしたよ。「木村伊兵衛か土門拳、どっちがいいと思う?」と聞かれても答えないよ。(結局、土門拳になった。)しかし、参考書はほとんど日本語で英語の参考書も(僕のHP以外)非常に少ないと指摘した。でも3年後、なんとイタリア語で土門拳の論文が完成された。これは、イタリア国内で史上初の日本人写真家の論文である。ということは、彼女が日本語も勉強して読めるようになったの。凄いでしょう。

で、話しがまだ続く。彼女の草分けの論文のおかげで大学の後輩も二人、三人が日本の写真家の論文を書いたりしているの。その後輩たちにも僕ができる限り参考書など送っています。(向こうは喜ぶね。)でも、その学生さんが日本人の写真家を論文のためにインタービューしようとすると拒否されることがある(例えば奈良原 一高)。それを聞くと僕はとても恥ずかしい気持した。一方、森山大道の論文を書いた学生が本人とのインタービューが成功した。彼女がとても喜んでいたそうです。(大道さん、ありがとう。)
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St. Mark's Square and Palazzo Ducale seen from the boat134 viewsYou can also take a boat down the canal to go to the Venice Biennale site.
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Park bench133 views
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Venice Station train platforms ヴェネツィアの駅のホーム132 views
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Swiss Pavilion スイス館131 views
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Close-up of sign above the entrance to Palazzo Ducale129 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129 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129 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)129 views
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Sadako and her origami cranes127 viewsBased on a story of a girl named Sadako who was exposed to the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. She was told that if she folded 1,000 paper origami cranes, she would be granted a wish. But she died at age 12 even after folding over 1,000 paper cranes.
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Inside the train to Milan ミラノへの電車126 views
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Designer toilet?126 views
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San Lorenzo Cathedral124 viewsNear the Palazzo Ducale is this impressive cathedral. It couldn't fit within my 35mm lens.
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Shiatsu demonstration124 viewsThe other courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale had shiatsu demonstrations when we were there in July. During the exhibition, various Japan-related events and demonstrations were held such as taiko drumming and martial arts.
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Mariko Mori at the Arsenale 森 万里子のUFO124 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123 viewsBuilding housing the Japanese Department. It faces a canal.
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Hiroshima photos 広島原爆写真122 views
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Duomo Cathedral122 viewsThe front facade of this symbol of Milan is undergoing restoration.
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Ponte di Rialto bridge and gondola121 views
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Entrance to Hiroshima-Nagasaki photo exhibition 広島・長崎原爆写真展の入口119 views
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Poster exhibition catalog: Manifesti D'Artista 1955-2005 ポスター展の図録119 viewsAll 600 posters featured in the exhibition is reprinted in this thick catalog called "Manifesti D'Artista 1955-2005," published by Ideart. Language is Italian. Order from PhotoGuide Japan's iStore.
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Inside the Palazzo Ducale118 viewsAs soon as you enter, this is what you see. The lower left is the entrance to the bookstore, and the stairs go up to the textile and ukiyoe exhibition.
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Venetian food ヴェネツィアの料理118 views
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Malpensa Express at Cardona118 viewsA good way to get to and from Malpensa Airport. Takes about 40 min. The train is double decker. A lot of Italian trains are double decker, but shorter than Japanese trains.
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By Mona Hatoum115 viewsThe center bar rotates around as it makes ridges and flattens them.
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Ukiyoe exhibition 浮世絵展114 viewsThe ukiyoe collection came from the Chiossone Museum in Genova. The collection was amassed by Genova native and printing expert Edoardo Chiossone (1833-98 who was dispatched to Japan in 1875 to help Japan modernize its printing technologies (for printing money, etc.). During his 23 years in Japan, he acquired thousands of Japanese art works, especially ukiyoe which numbers 4,000 works. He never returned to Italy and died in Japan.

ジェノバ出身の彫刻師エドアルド・キヨッソーネ(1833-98)は、1875年大蔵省紙幣寮(のちの内閣印刷局)の求めに応じて来日。当時、日本の近代化を推進していた明治政府は外国から優れた技術者を「お雇い外国人」として招いており、キヨッソーネもその一人でした。日本近代印刷技術の礎を築きます。

キヨッソーネの日本滞在は24年にわたり、ついに祖国イタリアへ戻ることなく日本で生涯を終えますが、その間に日本美術に触発され約15,000点余りの美術品を収集するに至ります。なかでも浮世絵のコレクションは4,000点におよび、コレクションのなかでも最も充実したジャンルを形成し世界有数の浮世絵コレクションとして知られています。現在はジェノバ市立キヨッソーネ東洋美術館が所蔵されています。
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Poster exhibition112 views
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Genova waterfront 臨海部112 viewsGenova has a picturesque waterfront, but it is cut right across by an elevated highway. This picture was taken from under the highway.

臨海部を散歩すると奇麗です。
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Grand Canal and Ponte di Rialto bridge112 viewsThis is the main bridge crossing the Grand Canal. The middle of the bridge has a row of shops.
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Museum shop entrance and tanabata display.111 viewsThis was taken on July 9, 2005 which is close to Tanabata.
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Venetian food ヴェネツィアの料理111 views
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Dud bomb in San Lorenzo Cathedral110 views
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University of Venice library ヴェネツィア大学の図書室110 views
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Hippo in the Arsenale109 views
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Malpensa Express window view (graffiti)109 viewsMilan was where I landed, and I took the Malpensa Express from which I saw so much graffiti. My first impression of Italy: There's a lot of graffiti.

I thought it was only along the train tracks, but graffiti is all over the city as well.
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Video monitor showing Hiroshima108 views
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University of Venice classroom ヴェネツィア大学の教室108 views
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Inside the subway108 views
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Venice Biennale at Giardini107 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107 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 Laughing107 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107 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107 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 Campanile107 views
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University of Venice ヴェネツィア大学105 views
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Venice waterfront104 viewsYou can walk along the waterfront to go to the Venice Biennale site.
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Trattoria where we had lunch103 views
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Venice Biennale marker103 views
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Near the Arsenale103 viewsAnother picture postcard street.
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Posters at Genova Fnac Bookstore 市内のFnac本屋でPR102 viewsThe Fnac Bookstore was generous enough to provide space on their outdoor walls to publicize the exhibition with replicas of the posters and photos.

フランスに本社がある大手本屋さんのFnacのジェノバ店で今回の展覧会をPRするために展覧会関係の巨大ポスターを店の壁に張ってくれました。
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Inside the Trattoria102 views
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View from Campanile 鐘楼の展望台からの風景102 viewsThe tower provided magnificent views of the square and the entire island of Venice.
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Gondola station101 viewsA gondola ride is not exactly cheap, but affordable with 5 or 6 people.
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Poster exhibition100 views
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Pay phones housed by birds, by Sergio Vega100 viewsOutside the Arsenale there were these pay phones.
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St. Mark's Square and entrance to the Campanile99 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98 views
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Inside Venice station ヴェネツィアの駅98 views
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View from Ponte di Rialto bridge97 views
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Statue of Juliette97 viewsPeople lined up to pose with the statue with one hand covering her right breast.
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Poster exhibition96 views
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Poster exhibition96 views
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Gondola96 views
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Venice train station ヴェネツィアの駅96 viewsThe walk between the bus station and train station is a little longer than you would like it to be.
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Pay phone96 viewsIt took me 30 min. to figure out how to use the pay phone in Italy. First, I had to find a snack bar (not kiosk) that sold telephone cards. I inserted the card, but it was rejected. I inserted the card in all possible ways, but it was still rejected. Finally, an old Italian lady walking by saw my plight and pointed to a corner of the card where I supposed to tear it off. So I tore it off, and finally the phone accepted my card. (In Japan, telephone cards can be inserted as is.)

So I dial the number and waited for the ring tone. But nothing. So I hang up and dial again several times, but the call still didn't go through. Then I noticed a Select Language button on the phone and set it to English. I read the LCD screen and followed the directions. A-ha, after dialing the number, I supposed to press the OK button (like the Enter key on a computer). Finally, my friend answers my call. (We don't need to press any OK button in the US or Japan.)
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Romeo and Juliette balcony95 views
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Entrance to ukiyoe exhibition94 viewsThis is the second floor (in Italy, it's called the first floor). And what we in Japan and the US call the 1st floor is the zero floor in Italy.
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Milan Central Station94 viewsThis was after the train ride from Venice.
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View from Campanile 鐘楼からの風景93 views
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Exhibition catalogs 図録92 viewsOrder from PhotoGuide Japan's iStore.
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Italian Pavilion イタリア館92 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92 views
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Arsenale アーセナレ会場92 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 Arsenale92 views
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Folding screen 屏風も90 views
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Poster exhibition89 viewsA few expo posters. Even those poster designs which were not selected to be the official poster design were included in this exhibition.
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Train at Milan station (front end) just arrived from Venice89 views
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Entrance to ukiyoe exhibition 浮世絵展の入口88 views
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Posters at Genova Fnac Bookstore88 viewsShot of bombed Nagasaki above one entrance.

山端庸介の長崎原爆写真も入口の上に。
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Bell ringing on Campanile 鐘楼が鳴らし始めた88 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88 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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Red line metro88 viewsDuomo Station.
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Grilled veggies87 views
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Leonardo da Vinci sculpture at Piazza della Scala87 viewsThis is in front of La Scala.
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Textile exhibition 織物展85 viewsThe textiles were exhibited in the best rooms of the Palazzo Ducale, including the chapel shown here. Beautiful frescoes decorated the walls and ceilings. What a contrast it was between the Japanese kimono and religious motif.

織物は宮殿の一番豪華な多数の部屋に展示された。
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Textile exhibition 織物展85 viewsThe textiles included kimono, noren curtains, and stenciled works.

着物、のれんなど展示された。
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Entrance to ukiyoe exhibition 浮世絵展の入口85 views
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Common boat85 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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Ukiyoe exhibition84 views
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Scavi Scaligeri84 viewsMedieval palace and archaeological ruins. It has been well-preserved and restored as a huge exhibition space called the Scavi Scaligeri International Centre of Photography. The Fnac Collection photo exhibition was being held when we were there.
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Palazzo Ducale courtyard82 views
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Posters at Genova Fnac Bookstore82 views
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Ukiyoe at Genova Fnac Bookstore82 viewsUkiyoe decorates the bookstore facing the main street.
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Inside the Arsenale82 views
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Metro station82 viewsAmendola Fiera station on the Red Line. Buying a ticket is easier at a kiosk than with the vending machine written in Italian.
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Upstairs to the textile and ukiyoe exhibitions 二階へ81 views
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Ideart bookstore 図録の出版社であるIdeartの会場内売店(展示期間のみ)81 viewsAt the end of the poster exhibition hall, you enter this bookstore where you can buy all the exhibition catalogs, Japanese books (in Italian), and other neat things. This Ideart (publisher of the exhibition catalogs) bookstore operated only during this exhbition.
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Boat landing for St. Mark's Square81 views
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Palazzo Ducale inner courtyard81 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 crew80 views
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Yellow line metro80 views
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Inside the Verona Arena80 viewsIt was huge. Here, they are preparing the set for one of the nighttime operas (Aida) held in July.
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Room adjacent to the balcony80 viewsThis is the room attached to the famous balcony that anyone can enter. Note that the tourists are always photographing the balcony, so if you're standing there, you'll end up in the pictures taken by all those tourists.
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Upstairs to the textile and ukiyoe exhibitions 二階へ79 views二階に織物展と浮世絵展が開催。
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Photo exhibition in Arsenale79 views
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Kiosk79 views
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Atop Ponte di Rialto bridge78 viewsThis is one of three bridges crossing the Grand Canal.
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Piazza del Duomo74 views
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Building along the canal72 views
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Castello Sforzesco72 viewsFormer fortress now houses a number of excellent museums. Big and very impressive.
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Graffiti72 views
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Boat captain69 views
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Inside the Cathedral67 views
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Sandwiches67 views
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Verona Arena67 viewsIt looks smaller than the Rome Coliseum, but what a surprise it was when we went inside.
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Graffiti on buildings and streetcars66 views
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Entrance to Fnac photo exhibition at Scavi Scaligeri64 viewsThis large exhibition included works by a few Japanese photographers such as Eikoh Hosoe, Takeyoshi Tanuma, and Yoshihiro Tatsuki.
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Palazzo Reale entrance to photo exhibition62 viewsThe Palazzo Reale happened to have a photo exhibition by Italian photographers.
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La Scala Opera House62 views
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Romeo and Juliette tunnel62 viewsBefore proceeding to the balcony made famous by Romeo and Juliette, people can write their love messages.
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Palazzo Reale61 viewsNext to the Cathedral is this centuries-old former palace is now a grand exhibition space.
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Main plaza near the arena60 views
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Photo exhibition at Palazzo Reale59 views
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Gateway to Verona59 views
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Cathedral stained glass58 views
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Cathedral pillars57 views
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Scavi Scaligeri exhibition room56 viewsThe archaeological ruins of the building have been beautifully integrated with the modern exhibition space.
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Cathedral and Piazza del Duomo54 views
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Cathedral side53 views
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Cathedral and Lion with Pigeons52 views
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Cathedral and Duomo Metro Station49 views
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