My Japan Trip 2009

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Highlights from my 2 week holiday to Japan with a focus on interactions, interfaces, electronic devices, cultural phenomena, paper making, kimono dyeing, cherry blossom,

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My Japan Trip 2009

  1. 1. NIHON APRIL 2009 41 / 2000 PHOTOGRAPHS by JESSICA CHARLESWORTH www.jessicacharlesworth.com www.fateinstitute.org
  2. 2. NIIGATA NAOSHIMA ISLAND TOKYO KYOTO
  3. 3. Washi Japanese Paper making Washi with labels indicating recipe & time of production
  4. 4. Yuzen Kimono Dyeing in Kyoto
  5. 5. Kawaii (cute) garden ornaments Character bento paraphernalia (note: LCD screen price tags)
  6. 6. Emergency earthquake rations include emergency teddybear Kawaii (cute) sign asking dogs to clean their mess!
  7. 7. Slogan for cool urban rabbit petshop
  8. 8. Sakura & Hanami: Cherry Blossom Fever
  9. 9. Kyoto lady in traditional dress Kyoto lady eating Tempura
  10. 10. Tadao Ando’s Chichu Art Musuem, Naoshima
  11. 11. Cuisine from Japan: Okonomiyaki & marshmallow balls
  12. 12. Salarymen reading Manga comics at lunchtime Otaku losing money in the greedy grab claw arcade game
  13. 13. Minature fixed bike models to put on your windowsill Manga vinyl dolls in Akihabara
  14. 14. Post-It Note frenzy Secure stamper to deface addresses on envelopes
  15. 15. Stamp your own canvas bag at MUJI A memory stamp can be found at most train stations
  16. 16. Train information indicating where to stand on platform On-board train navigator indicating seat location
  17. 17. Spare reading glasses for the public to use at the bank Facial recognition cigarette vending machine
  18. 18. Restaurant ticket vendor Department store shopping bag vending
  19. 19. Automated Rodeo Exercise Chair. Self-health machines test your blood pressure
  20. 20. Relaxing times at Tokyo Hands Dietary supplements
  21. 21. Sake sampling vending machine A plethora of sake vending machines
  22. 22. In-car satnav helps reverse parking in a tight space 3D rendering of street as you drive on aIn-car satnav
  23. 23. Bloodtype vending machine offering your future horoscope. Paper wishes purchased at a temple to create a wish tree.
  24. 24. domo arigato gozaimasu www.jessicacharlesworth.com www.fateinstitute.org www.flickr.com/photos/jessicaginger/

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