日本での一年間

May 26, 2009

Kurashiki Canal

Filed under: Chuugoku, Domestic, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 12:26 am

After Kyoto, we moved on to Kurashiki, a city in the Chugoku region of Japan on the Western end of the main island that lies on the shores of the Seto Inland Sea. It isn’t a very large city, but it’s famous for it’s western art museum, it’s canal and it’s history of folk crafts, such as toys. I took the following pictures while we were watching a boat go along the canal. (Of course, the canal is so short now that the boat isn’t needed to travel down the canal, but tourists can still ride these boats to get a taste of what Kurashiki was once like.)

The canal, with pedestrian walkways on either side, and not yet bloomed trees lining the sides. It must be very beautiful when the trees bloom.

The canal, with pedestrian walkways on either side, and not yet bloomed trees lining the sides. It must be very beautiful when the trees bloom.

The boat approaches

The boat approaches

A lady walks along the canal in traditional dress.

A lady walks along the canal in traditional dress.

The boat up close

The boat up close

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