Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wednesday in Japan... under my feet


It is Wednesday already were did the week go ? 
So lets jump over the Pacific and land on our feet.
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I look down a lot, mostly to help me from tripping and falling.
But I like to look where I am going and all the treasures you can find at your feet.

Cities in Japan have great what I call "street art".
Manhole covers, electrical covers, utilities covers, mosaic sidewalks,
everything and anything can be beautiful.
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Each city, prefecture, has their own design.
And yes I have always wondered how I could get my hands on some 
and get through customs.
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 Sanda
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 Kobe
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 Nara
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 Osaka
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 Nishinomiya

 Yasugi
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 Yasugi
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  Awaji Island
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 Sanda
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 Nishinomiya
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 Nishinomiya
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And just because I can here is your mid-week pretty.
I have written many time of my love of Japanese Vending Machines.
 
Here is one of my favorite memories
about a vending machine in Sanda.
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Nishinomiya
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walking. . . parsnip
music. . . Walk On The Ocean,  Toad The Wet Sprocket

16 comments:

  1. How interesting. I love the forest scene from Nara.

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    1. I will re-post one of my Nara blogs about the deer.
      They have free run of the temple park and city.

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  2. Gayle, this was a great post. I can honestly say i enjoyed and got something out of every pic. I felt like I was walking alongside you, looking down.

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  3. I think I like the Osaka one best.

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    1. I love Osaka, much more than Tokyo. It is a super city

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    1. I have to round up some others I have
      They all tell stories.

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  5. They are art indeed! I love each city has it's own art featuring their major spots. But I love the ones from Yasgi best. Very simple and nice!
    Oh I love these vending machines! It may be too easy to get alcohol in Japan compared to the U.S. Haha :-)

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    1. I so miss the vending machines no one in the US knows how wonderful vending machines can be.
      The ones for Yasgi are In the Gardens of the Adachi museum.

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  6. That was one of the many thing I was impressed with when we visited Japan - the designs on the manhole covers etc. To me it showed pride in the city and it's heritage.

    Diana

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  7. I love that the Nara one has a deer on it.

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  8. One wonders why this street art has never caught on in the U.S. ....
    (Then one looks at how Americans dress and considers the culture and says "Never mind, I just answered my own question..." sigh)

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