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Omiyage Shop, Arashiyama

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 13 January 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Browsing at a souvenir shop in Arashiyama, Kyoto

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

It looks like the kind of souvenir shops you find at the shore resort towns. Nice composition with the girl.

13 Jan 2009 5:32am

@Laurie: Thanks Laurie!

standley from Carquefou, France

Beautiful capture. I like the colours contrast!

13 Jan 2009 6:32am

@standley: Thanks Richard!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

cool shot!

13 Jan 2009 12:27pm

@Cheryl: Thanks Cheryl!

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, good candid shot

13 Jan 2009 5:32pm

@Alun Lambert: Cheers Alun!

Helma from Tehran, Iran

very nice capture

13 Jan 2009 7:40pm

@Helma: Thanks Helma!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

So much tempting stuff. Well seen.

13 Jan 2009 9:51pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve!

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Great details and colours. I travelled there when it was hotter than blazes. All the little gift shops I entered offered water served in bamboo cups - gratefully accepted!

13 Jan 2009 11:37pm

@Damon Schreiber: Nice gesture! I'd love to see Arashiyama again covered in snow.

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

I can't see any packets of sesame biscuits there.... :-0 lol

Cool work Daryl.

14 Jan 2009 12:44am

@Observing: Cheers! Are you a fan of sesame biscuits then Mike...?

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Interesting how, without knowing the pronunciation rules for Japanese-English, "omiyage," can be read in English as something like "oh-my-age," or something like the French pronunciation of homage --"oh mage." And of course "souvenir" is also a French word for an object that represents sort of an homage to a place or experience.

16 Jan 2009 8:15pm

@Twelvebit: Thanks Twelvebit!