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Kurashiki

  Apr 1st, 2014

Kurashiki in Okayama-ken was developed as a river port in the 1920’s. It is famous for the Ohara Museum of Art (the first Western art gallery in Japan), the Ohara Spinning Mill and its plentiful old buildings which still remain in the area.

Ohara Art Museum, Kurashiki

Ohara Museum of Art

Canals

Canals

Swans on the canal

Swans on the canal

Streets are narrow here but  it all adds to the charm

Streets are narrow here but it all adds to the charm

Spring colors

Spring colors

Ivy Square

Ivy Square

Museums and shops

Museums and shops

Inside the main area of Ivy Square

Inside the main area of Ivy Square

Wonderful character in old streets

Wonderful character in old streets

Plenty of interesting shops

Plenty of interesting shops

Full of charm

Full of charm

Sidestreets

Sidestreets

Ready for a ride

Ready for a ride

Setting sun

Setting sun

Time travelling

Time travelling

Peaceful scene

Peaceful scene

A little bit of sakura

A little bit of sakura

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