Friday, July 22, 2016

(1116) Strawberries are small and shiny


And so are beads. And this probably explains the name of the store. Which sells beads, not strawberries. Nice beads though. 

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

(1116) Οι φράουλες είναι μικρές και γυαλιστερές


Το ίδιο και οι χάντρες. Και αυτό μάλλον δικαιολογεί την ονομασία του μαγαζιού. Που πουλάει χάντρες -όχι φράουλες. Ωραίες χάντρες πάντως. 

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

Thursday, July 21, 2016

(1115) Quiet nights


Of course there are more technologically advances ways. But for most Japanese, the best way to get rid of mosquitoes during summer nights are good old mosquito coils, preferably in a ceramic "katori buta" (かとりぶた・蚊取り豚), that is "a pig that takes mosquitoes away", like the one in the center of the picture. 


Incidentally, the pig doesn't have to be a pig.

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