The Bikan quarter is lit up at night.
You can see a different side from daytime by this kind scenery lighting.
It is very wondrous.
By the way, Kurashiki is in Okayama prefecture.
Kurashiki’s most interesting place is the Bikan quarter.
It is an historic area with a canal and willows.
Many black and white traditional buildings are very photogenic.
It is very different from Japanese cities nowadays.
The place is a little touristy but worth seeing.
Last night I stayed at Ivy Square hotel in Kurashiki.
This building used to be a textile factory.
The ivy and the red bricks are a good contrast.
30 years ago I stayed here for my honeymoon.
But I don’t have any of that time’s pictures, because I opened the camera before winding the film back.
Anyway it was nostalgic.
The other day my friends came to Fukuoka.
We went to eat “Tetsunabe Gyoza”.
It is cast iron skillet potstickers, which is famous in Fukuoka.
This is 6 servings.
They are bite sized and delicious, and good with beer.
There are several terraced rice fields in Saga prefecture.
This is one at Hamanoura in Genkai-cho.
You can see the ocean beyond it.
People say it is a nice view, especially with the setting sun.
Those were beautiful original scenes of rural Japan.
I hope they are preserved.
The Genkai underwater observation tower is found at Hado point.
At adepth of 7 meters, there are windows and you can enjoy looking at many kinds of fishes swimming in the real ocean.
That is fascinating.
And on the deck you can see islands in the Genkai Sea.
The ocean scenery of Yobuko is beautiful.
Yobuko is used to be a whaling town.
There are two sightseeing boats.
One is the Zeela which shaped like a whale and you can see fishes from windows in the bottom of the boat.
And the other one is the Ikamaru, which goes around showing eroded caves.
I wanted to ride the Ikamaru.
But when I went there, it was cancelled because of rough waters.
I was a little disappointed.