The Town of Storehouses – 土蔵が立ち並ぶ町

November, Kurashiki11月、倉敷

After the bamboo workshop, we headed to the historic part of Kurashiki, the Bikan area. The town is known for its denim and mt masking tapes as well as the beautiful canal side alleys and wooden warehouses. We tried to visit Kamoi Kakoshi Factory, the famous masking tape manufacturer, but unfortunately it was closed.

竹細工のワークショップの後、私たちは美観地区と呼ばれる、倉敷の中でも歴史的なエリアへ向かいました。この地区は、デニムやmtのマスキングテープ、通りに流れる美しい運河や木でできた倉庫で有名です。私たちはマスキングテープで有名なカモ井加工紙の工場を訪れようとしましたが、残念ながらしまっていました。

We wandered through the picturesque old town’s small shops and narrow alleys until we ended up at a weaving exhibition. The owner of the place took us to a nearby school because Kaori was interested in getting a traditional Japanese craftsmanship education, and she wanted to see the place. The school was small and charming; they had only 9 students at the same time. They gave us a tour of the building and its classes.

私たちは、絵のように古く小さなお店や細い道をさまよい、織物展にたどり着きました。かおりさんが日本の伝統的職人教育に興味を持っていたので、そこのオーナーさんは私たちを学校の近くに連れていきました。学校は小さくて可愛らしく、同時に9人の生徒がいました。私たちはそこで建物の見学をさせてもらいました。

The Bikan Quarter offers a lot to see; old-fashioned boats floating in the willow tree-lined Kurashiki River under stone bridges, charismatic shops, restaurants and cafes, the famous rice storage houses and the black and white traditional houses, kominkas.

美観地区には、柳の木が立つ石畳沿いの倉敷川に浮かぶ古いボートや、素晴らしいお店、レストランやカフェ、有名な米貯蔵庫、古民家の黒と白の家々など、見るものが多くあります。

The historic part of Kurashiki
The weaving exhibition

Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

Honmachi, Kurashiki, Okayama, 710-0054, Japan

倉敷美観地区

〒710-0054 岡山県倉敷市本町

3 thoughts on “The Town of Storehouses – 土蔵が立ち並ぶ町

  1. I love Kurashiki village in Okayama! Thanks so much for sharing your incredible photos and memories of this special place! I am coming back for a visit to Japan in 2021 during cherry-viewing season – that is, if the pandemic is over and it’s safe to travel again internationally. Thaks again – great blog!

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