This is the ceiling of a temple we didn’t get into because we were too late – let’s go next year!
Bamboo is used for everything – I didn’t know there was something called tortoise bamboo – it’s that twisty one in the middle.
some great posters for exhibitions etc. and a surfboard to die for!
This man is making Kyoto damascene – inlaying very fine wires into metal to make pictures.
Nice graphics in shopping centres etc…
The Japanese are really into plants and nature. These are hanging succulents and moss arrangements for sale in a department store, and a really ancient cactus that has been pruned, leaving the star shapes you can see here.
And this is the land of high technology. Panasonic have a showroom in this complex, and this is a 3D capture set up – hold your pose and then get yourself 3D printed like the figures in this display case.
The Lab looks interesting – haven’t been in yet but there’s a big digital tech and design exhibition on.
The hotel is very swanky – this is the flower arrangement and light fitting in reception. Could get used to this!