Old Takayama Sanmachi | John Lander Photography
Old Takayama Sanmachi - Sanmachi or Furui-machi still stands on the east side of the Miyagawa River flowing through Takayama, this is where Edo period houses remain in traditional buildings designated an area of important traditional buildings by the Japanese Government. Sanmachi is frequently used as a movie set for Samurai dramas for film and television.
Sendai Block - Work in Progress
My block for Hearts and Hands for Sendai has turned into what Sharon B likes to call "slow cloth". I have a good idea of where I am going on it - it is just taking me a long time to get there. This is where I am so far - thought it might be interesting to explain how my ideas progress. The guidelines for the block were that it was to be 8", in jewel tones. I took that pretty literally and went for sapphire, ruby, amber, amethyst. emerald and gold. The two prints are precious little kimono…
Takayama - Traditional Japanese house in Hida Fold Village (Hida No Sato)
Hida Folk Village (飛騨民俗村 Hida Minzoku Mura) - an open air museum of old farmhouses. Takayama (高山市 Takayama-shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan.