Around the middle of the Muromachi era, Sousetsu, the second son of Raiei, owner of the Takayama castle, asked his close friend Murata Juko, superior of temple Shomeidera, to produce a bamboo whisk. This is said to be the start of the Takayama whisks' production.
I am travelling to Hong Kong once a year. This time I only took the Ricoh GR and a Fuji X-100s with me. "Getting close" is what I really like in a crowded city like Hong Kong. By the way, I can barely distinguish images taken with the Ricoh and the one captured with the Fuji. More and more I think, all these discussions on the internet about gear is useless in real life. Free yourself, enjoy shooting and don´t hunt for more lenses and bodies. Make good use of what you already have.
Mitsuboshien-Kanbayashisannyu-Honten is a long-established store first started in the Tensho Era. Along with the long history and tradition that it inherited, the store is known as the master of tea ceremony for the Shogunate. Kanbayashi does not aim to just sell genuine Uji Tea but also to impart the knowledge of taste and history of tea. They also provide tea-ceremony experience to customers.
"I want to study the movements of the upper body," Rolf Baum about his sculptures and statues.
SPACE Tokonabe is one of the finest shops to buy traditional japanese pottery craft in Tokoname. The store used to be an old pottery factory with potter's wheels and machinery.