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Day 110- Umbrellas

I recently took a trip to the nearby town of Tsuwano. Unfortunately, it was a grey and drizzly day, turning a pretty little town with quaint streets and streams of golden carp into a bit of a miserable place. Tsuwano is one of many towns in Japan people refer to as a ‘little Kyoto’. Like its big brother, it boasts a luminous tunnel of red Tori gates, gradually winding their way to a Buddhist temple. Tsuwano’s are not really comparable to the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto (see my blog post here), they are like a tribute act- fun to see, but just not the same. Still, they brightened a drab day, the rain even providing umbrellas as props.

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Comments 15

    • winegums February 22, 2012

      Thanks! Its one of those things that its hard to take a bad photo of ๐Ÿ™‚ By the way thanks for the versatile blogger award! I will blog about is soon- I’m quite behind ๐Ÿ™‚

    • winegums February 22, 2012

      Thank you!- for the like and the tweet. I really do appreciate it!

      There really are lots of little Kyoto’s! I’m starting to think you just need a temple and some old looking streets ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe they should start them in other countries, like China Town. Have you been?

  1. D December 10, 2013

    Nice, colorful photo but I cheerfully disagree with your comparison! .I love the shrine at Tsuwano…far less crowded than Fushimi Inari and the view at the top is wonderful with the red torii in the distance .In fact, I love the entire sleepy town and often stay overnight – visiting during the week is more tranquil than on a weekend.

    • winegums December 31, 2013

      I do enjoy Tsuwano ๐Ÿ™‚ On that particular day it was very rainy and that marred things a little. It is a wonderful place. Have you been to the horse archery festival that they host there?

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