|"Rainy Day in Takayama"|
12" x 15" Watercolor
Matted Original - $190
Back in November we visited a mountain town in rural Japan. Takayama is a beautiful place that we tourists have definitely discovered, as evidenced by the English "Sale" sign in the window of this shop. Many old traditional buildings remain and are now thriving businesses -- restaurants and retail abound. It rains a lot in the town and our two days spent there were no exception. We all donned our rainwear and took in the sights. I especially loved this little scene with the bike parked and seat kept dry with an umbrella. Another umbrella hung decoratively from the eaves.
The town is famous for its morning market, temples, an ancient Ginko tree, puppet shows, and the traditional buildings
|Beautiful structures in Takayama|
|Takayama commercial area|
The town was an interesting experience. We stayed in one of the best hotels, but it in no way resembled the magnificent hotels of Tokyo and Kyoto. However, they provided their own rift on the traditional yukata that we wore in other hotels. These were very comfortable pajamas, and I do not know the Japanese word for them.
|Wearing my Takayama Pajamas|