Hommaru Palace is constructed in the “Shoin-zukuri” architectural style, in which the structure and design of rooms, such as the ceiling, transom windows, decorative fixtures, and partition paintings, all vary according to the room’s status and use.
Note the structural beauty of the warrior-style Shoin-zukuri, said to have been completed in the early Edo period, and the masterful technique of modern artisans that restored it.
music [Yasuharu Nagura – “Slow Movement” (from “J.S. Bach Sonata No. 6”)]
『Mt. Osiyama Trail 』▲777.3m
Oshiyama had a fort built from the Middle Ages and was called “Mineyama Fort”. Locally, it is called “Ontake-sama”. The Mineyama village at the trailhead is located on the mountainside with an altitude of 670m and was opened by Ota Zaemon Taro Sahiko in the middle ages.
Working in the Palace on June 27, 2020.
At dusk : Shooting date 6/20/2020
Once the location of the shooting has been decided, it is indispensable for a preliminary survey. Use an internet search to check what photos are being taken in the world and inflate the image.
Sometimes I buy a book and research it to deepen my understanding of the shooting location. Then, do thorough research until you are satisfied with the information.
It is essential to keep important points in taking photographs.
The Handa Canal is located off the Kinuura Port. In the Edo period, this natural harbor was named “Koromogaura”. As this was a natural port, many large cago ships frequently visited.
The Brewing industry prospred in this time period and both “sake” and vineger were shipped to Edo (Tokyo) through the Handa Canal.
“Sake lees vinegar”, made from “sake lees” was first created and produced from this area, which became an essential ingredient for Edo style sushi.
music [Yasuharu Nagura – “ambient lunar land” (from “The Market Had One Bad Blip”)]
『The edge of the Tokaido, near Arimatsu』
Take in the atmosphere of the town that was painted by Utagawa Hiroshige in his “Fifty-Three Stages of Tokaido”. The Arimatsu Traditional Streets were designated as an Important Preservation District of Traditional Buildings by the national government in July 2016.
Even if my savings go to zero, I’ll go where I want to go and shoot what I want to shoot.
If that doesn’t produce any fruit, I’ll think about it at that time.
I won’t think about the distant future. Absolutely. I don’t know what happens.
It’s important to think about the present.
Life does not know what will happen.
The town of Arimatsu was founded on the Tokaido road in 1608.
Takeda Shokuro, along with eight others who moved from the hamlet of Agui (present-day Agui-cho, Chitagun, Aichi Prefecture), established the town which blossomed into a famous region known for its shibori tie-dying.
For over more than 400 years, much of the town’s distinctive streets and architecture have remained unchanged as they continue to help many experiences the culture of shibori and the beauty of Japan to this very day.