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2019 splendours of shikoku


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2019 splendours of shikoku

  1. 1. Welcome to our “Splendours of Shikoku” Tour 18th May - 2nd June 2019 Photographs courtesy of: JNTO, Otsuka Museum of Art, Jan Hutton, Jeff Stirling, Keith Craig, Ian Ferguson © Copyright Kiku Consulting 2017
  2. 2. Tokyo Tower Icon of the Tokyo skyline © Copyright Kiku Consulting
  3. 3. Hozomon – Entrance gate to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa - Tokyo © Copyright Kiku Consulting
  4. 4. Wax food models on display - Tokyo © Copyright Kiku Consulting
  5. 5. Jizo Statues – Zojo-ji Temple - Tokyo© Copyright Kiku Consulting
  6. 6. Ameyocho Markets - Tokyo
  7. 7. Tokyo Sky Tree – tallest stand alone radio tower in the world. © Copyright Kiku Consulting
  8. 8. Shinkansen (Bullet trains) Tokyo Station© Copyright Kiku Consulting
  9. 9. Korakuen Gardens - Okayama
  10. 10. Korakuen Gardens - Okayama
  11. 11. Korakuen Gardens of Okayama
  12. 12. Okayama Castle also known as “Crow Castle” due to its black exterior.
  13. 13. Bikan District of Kurashiki © Copyright Kiku Consulting
  14. 14. Beautiful vine covered building – Kurashiki Bikan District © Copyright Kiku Consulting
  15. 15. Seto-ohashi Bridge connecting Honshu and Shikoku – over 13kms long
  16. 16. Konpira Shrine – It is the Guardian of the Sea Many fisherman and sailors visit here.
  17. 17. Udon Noodle making - Cultural activity
  18. 18. Ritsurin Gardens - Takamatsu
  19. 19. NNaruto Whirlpools – can be up to 25meters in diameter
  20. 20. The following 2 photographs are of rooms of the OTSUKA MUSEUM OF ART. “The Otsuka Museum of Art is a “Ceramic board masterpiece art museum” with the largest exhibition space in Japan (total floor of 29,412 square meters), built to commemorate the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Group’s 75th anniversary in Naruto City, Tokushima Prefecture. Inside there are more than 1000 replicas of priceless masterpieces of Western art selected by a committee of 6, from ancient murals to modern paintings, and collection from more than 190 art museums in 25 countries worldwide. These masterpieces are reproduced to their original size using special techniques by the Otsuka Ohmi Ceramics Co., Ltd. Unlike the paintings in art books or textbooks, visitors will be able to appreciate the true artistic value of the original works, and experience art museums of the world whilst being in Japan. Furthermore while the original masterpieces cannot escape the damaging effects of today’s pollution, earthquakes and fire, the ceramic reproductions can maintain their color and shape for over 2000 years, and this is a large contribution in the nature of preserving the history of cultural treasures. This is a ground- breaking experiment where we have reproduced “Guernica’, which can no longer be moved, and El Greco’s high altar panels, which have been dispersed during the war. The Otsuka Museum of Art can be considered as the world’s first and only ceramic art museum, both technically and philosophically. Ichiro Otsuka, Director General, Otsuka Museum of Art
  21. 21. A photograph of one of the exhibits in the Otsuka Museum - Shikoku
  22. 22. A Photograph of one of the exhibits in the Otsuka Museum - Shikoku
  23. 23. Awa Odori – Traditional dancing
  24. 24. Indigo Dyeing - Cultural activity
  25. 25. “Peeing Boy “ – Shikoku Mountain Range
  26. 26. Oku-Iya Vine Bridge – Iya Valley
  27. 27. Kazura Vine Bridge Iya Valley - Shikoku
  28. 28. Japanese washi paper - Cultural activity
  29. 29. Custom Glazing – Cultural Activity
  30. 30. Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama – said to be Japan’s oldest hot spring with a 3000 year history
  31. 31. Itsukushima Shrine and famous torii gate – Miyajima Island
  32. 32. Famous floating torii gate – Miyajima Island
  33. 33. Beautiful view of floating torii gate and Itsukushima Shrine - Miyajima
  34. 34. Miyajima’s famous rice scoops
  35. 35. Hiroshima’s famous oysters
  36. 36. Peace Park - Hiroshima
  37. 37. Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima Peace Park
  38. 38. Hiroshima Castle
  39. 39. UNESCO World Heritage Kinkaku-ji “Golden Pavilion” - Kyoto
  40. 40. Catnapping” along the Path of Philosophy - Kyoto © Copyright Kiku Consulting
  41. 41. KIBONE – 45 minutes from Kyoto
  42. 42. Magnificient Bamboo Groves – Arashiyama Kyoto © Copyright Kiku Consulting
  43. 43. Heian Jingu Torii in Kyoto - one of the largest and tallest gates in Japan © Copyright Kiku Consulting 2017
  44. 44. Beautiful dry sand garden “Sea of Silver Sand” at Ginkaku-ji - Kyoto © Copyright Kiku Consulting
  45. 45. beautiful tradition – Kyoto``
  46. 46. SAYONARA © Copyright Kiku Consulting