Saturday, November 27, 2010

Drive on the way to Tobe

Lawson's is a long standing convenience store in Japan. Lawson's also has the cleanest rest rooms around and unlike other convenience stores, you do not have to be a customer to use their facilities.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Trip to Tobe

Traditional Art Handed Down Through The Generations. It is said that Jousuke Sugino, who succeeded in the creation of white porcelain in 1777, is the originator of Tobe style pottery. Since then, the continued efforts, innovations and improvements made by the talented followers of the craft have been passed on through the generations, resulting in the emergence of many master craftsmen and prized works of pottery. Tobe pottery, with its simple design in deep indigo on pure white porcelain of uncomplicated form, has been appreciated by many enthusiasts all over Japan through the ages. In 1976, it was designated as one of the country's traditional crafts. The Tobe Pottery Festival held in Tobe Town every April attracts over 100,000 people from within and outside of Ehime Prefecture, providing many with the opportunity to enjoy the craft's history and beauty.

At busy intersections, there are underground passages to cross the street.

Entrance, exit tunnel to cross busy intersection.

Oranges are everywhere.