Takayama Storefront

Dec 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Photo Gallery, Shopping

A bright red paper umbrella graces the entrance to a lovely shop in Takayama, Japan.  Danielle Ruschena captured this image on a recent visit to the area and I am pleased to present it here with her permission. Thanks Danielle!

Takayama is located in Gifu Prefecture, one of nine prefectures that make up the Chubu Region of Japan.

Takayama Store Sml Ruschena TO POST

In her own words:

“This photo was taken in Hida Takayama in late October 2008. The shop is one of several in traditional buildings on the edge of town, near the open air museum and the Gassho-En where we were staying. It was a grey day and chillier than we had expected, or dressed for, and this parasol seemed to beckon to us from across the road, its brilliant red promising warmth and friendliness within.

Details: Pentax K20D, Tamron 18-250mm “

Danielle also contributed Shinto Priests at Meiji Jingu to the Symbolic Japan section of photo gallery.

You can find more of Danielle’s photography on her Flickr page and observations on life as an expat wife and aspiring writer in Japan at her blog Narrative Disorder.

This and other great images of Japan can be found in The Nihon Sun Japan Photo Gallery.

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  1. Very pretty – I miss japanese Mom n’ Pop shops

  2. That bright red umbrella is a great idea for drawing attention to the shop.

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