Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pictures from Japan

We visited the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology in Nagoya. Toyota started out making spinning and weaving machinery before they made cars. I have lots more photos of the spinning and weaving. This photo shows one of the more modern looms.

Some early woven cloth for yukata (a cotton robe as opposed to the silk kimono)

The Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima (near Hiroshima)

Statue outside the Nagoya station

More to come...


  1. I love your pictures and am not surprised that they are fabric/textile related. Looking forward to seeing more.

  2. Nice selection! Now we need some shots of the intrepid adventurers.