Yoshinogari park 2

  

Yoshinogari historical park has wide spaces and a good atmosphere.

It is a good place, not only for its archeological finds. 

People can play disc golf and ground golf there.

And there are many interesting things to play on. 

The ‘Fuwafuwa dome’ looks like safe fun for kids to jump on, and they have huge soft balls that children can run and push around,etc.

It is a nice park to visit.
  

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Yoshinogari historical park

  

The Yayoi era lasted for about 700 years.

It was from about 500 BC to 300 AC.

A lot of Yayoi era’s things were excavated here in Yoshinogari.

It is an important ruin.

And buildings , houses , graves, etc are reconstructed there now. 

It is nice to walk and look around.

It feels like returning to a long time ago.
  

 Sakura and rape flowers 

  

Now sakura are all over the place..roadsides, riversides, etc.

Yesterday I went to Saga prefecture from Fukuoka.

We used the mountain road for the first time.

I spotted a place where sakura and rape flowers were blooming together.

Saga prefecture is rural, but beautiful.
  

Imari pottery 

  

Imari pottery and Arita pottery were usually made by three craftsmen.

First is the potter, second is the painter who draws in blue ink, and third is the colorist. 

In Ookawayamauchi, pottery producers are gathered.

It has a good atmosphere and you can walk around and windowshop.

This is a funny decoration on a bridge near the harbor. 

Actually most Imari pottery is sophisticated plates and cups like that.

There are places you can try painting on pottery.

The other day I tried it, it was fun.

Straw wrapping

  

The other day I went to Imari in Saga prefecture. 

In Saga, Imari pottery and Arita pottery are famous.

Both are made by porcelain.

People wonder how they are different.

Long ago, the pottery made in Arita was brought to the port in Imari. 

Then they were packed in straw, like in this photo, and were sent overseas.

Those old pottery pieces were called Koimari.

Since pottery producers were united according area about 400 years ago, they were divided into Imari pottery and Arita pottery.

I was really impressed by the artistic protective straw wrapping at the museum.