Thursday, November 22, 2018

(1722) Despite its high-tech appearance...


...especially at night, with this lighting, Sinkyouji (眞敬寺) in Kuramae is a temple and depository for ihai (位牌) or memorial tablets with names of deceased.

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

(1722) Παρά την πολύ χάι-τεκ εμφάνισή του...


...ειδικά τη νύχτα, με αυτόν τον φωτισμό, το Σινκιότζι (眞敬寺) στο Κουραμαέ είναι ναός και αποθετήριο για ιχάι (位牌) ή αναμνηστικές πλακέτες με ονόματα εκλιπόντων. 

 (Για την ίδια φωτογραφία σε μεγαλύτερο μέγεθος και σε μαυρόασπρη εκδοχή, δείτε το σετ «Japan Arekore» στο Flickr).

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

(1721) It could have been somewhat surrealistic...


...since bouzouki isn't exactly the most popular instrument in Japan but it was the opening of a Greek restaurant ("Filoi", owned by a good friend of ours). And, to the extent I can tell, Yoya-san wasn't at all bad as a bouzouki player!

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)