Japan, Travel

Displacement Delights

The thing I love the most about travelling and Japan in particular is that everything, no matter how ordinary it might seem to the people that live there, appears fascinating to my foreign eyes and camera… These photos are all taken in a very small area around the old part of Matsue, Atsuko’s home town.

Decorative roof tiles of houses and temples, a simple election poster, a rickshaw* driver, the man sitting in the sweltering heat with helmet counting traffic numbers, Mei-mei-an the ancient tea-house, festival outfits… and wherever you are in Matsue the castle Matsue-jo is always above you.

* Interestingly, the word rickshaw is broken down as follows – (jinrikisha)
人力車 _ 人 jin – human, 力 riki – power, 車 sha – vehicle

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3 thoughts on “Displacement Delights

  1. Well, I totally understand you ! 🙂 We’ve been there a month ago and well, we were amazed by the same “ordinary” sights and took pictures of the same things as you did…

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