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Friday, October 28, 2011

Japan Picture of the Week Kurashiki Ivy Square

Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture, Japan is one of the best places to take a stroll in all of Japan. It has the famous Bikan Historical area, which you can read about here with its canal framed with weeping willows and filled with koi.

Kurashiki Ivy Square is an entertainment area made up of brick buildings covered in beautiful ivy. The complex includes museums, restaurants and an excellent hotel. It is quite an old area and was the site of the first modern cotton mill in Japan. The brick buildings that make up the complex were originally built as part of the mill in 1889.

The brick buildings covered in beautiful ivy


  1. What a beautiful building. I always have a soft spot for ivy covered buildings. :)

  2. Thanks Lina, the buildings are so amazing and beautiful to look at all covered in ivy. There is quite a lot to do at the ivy square and I highly recommend it :)

  3. I love Ivy on brick. I wonder how many bugs are attracted to the ivy since I am planning on making green curtains next year.

  4. Thanks sixmats, Ivy certainly goes well on brick for a classic look and feel. Are you going for this look at home?

  5. It looks very English, more than Japanese.


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