Theme parks aren’t everybody’s cup of tea, but there’s no denying that they’re a hit with the kids – and #Japan has an excellent haul of weird and wonderful ones. 1. Disneyland 2. Universal Studios 3. Toei Eiga Mura 4. Fuji-Q Highland 5. Nagashima Spa Land 6. Joypolis 7. Meiji Mura 8. Edo Wonderland 9. Osaka SpaWorld 10. Sanrio Puroland
Katsura Imperial Villa one of three Imperial Villas of Kyoto and known for its architecture and stroll garden. Originally the estate of Hachijo-no-mia Imperial Family, it is thought to have been designed by Prince Toshihito as Katsura Sanso Estate in the Edo period. The garden contains three main buildings; Ko-shoin, Chu-shoin and Shin-goten. For the most part, they are constructed with simple, unfinished wood with scarce ornamentation, harmonizing well with the natural surroundings of…
Shuro HoKi (Palm Broom). Artisan made in Japan.
Shuro brooms and brushes have been around since the Edo period. The shuro is a tree in the palm family, native to yushu that has a fibrous bark. Used to make ropes and brushes, it has always been part of everyday life in Japan.
A FOUR-CASE LACQUER INRO EDO-MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY) Decorated in gold and polychrome lacquer hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, kirikane and inlaid mother-of-pearl with a warrior's helmet and mask 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) long
A FOUR-CASE LACQUER INRO SIGNED KOMA SAKU, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY) Decorated in gold, silver and polychrome lacquer hiramaki-e, takamaki-e and togidashi with the Gods of Wind and Thunder applied in gold, silver, shakudo and copper 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) long