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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Picture of the Week Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan

Kurashiki (倉敷市) is a historic city in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

Kurashiki is famous for the old merchant quarter called the Bikan historical area. It contains many fine examples of 17th century wooden warehouses along a canal framed with weeping willows and filled with koi. The unique thing about this area is it has no electricity poles in order to make the area closely resemble the look of the Meji period.

This picture is of the Bikan Historical area. You can see the famous weeping willows and canal in the background and it is a beautiful area to explore.


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6 comments:

  1. Must be nice strolling here and pretend we are back in the 17th century. :)

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  2. Thanks lina!!

    It is a beautiful place to relax and go for a nice stroll and enjoy the atmosphere.

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  3. Thank you for your comments :)
    So you have been here for 10 years! Wow!
    I have some students from Australia at our school and they are all nice people.
    It started to snow again and seems a lot more than last Friday in greater Tokyo.
    It must be very hot there, lucky youuuuu!!!

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  4. Thank you Mie-sensei,

    I have been lucky enough to meet lots of great people from all over the world in Japan, but always nice to see some Aussies!

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  5. It's a lovely view!
    Jp-Oz, could you be so kind and include a link in this post back to Show Me Japan? I would much appreciate it. :-)
    Thanks!

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  6. Thanks A & Y,

    Is there some way I can attach your banner for Show me Japan with a link?

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