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Dazaifu Tenmangu

Excuse me for yet another temple, but this one is important. Dazaifu is a city near Fukuoka, and its shrine is basically the main attraction when visiting Fukuoka. I’m not sure why it’s so popular, but I do know it attracts huge crowds. It’s just an impressiveĀ place, I guess. After having seen so many shrines … Continue reading

Some Fukuoka photos

A post containing some pictures I took around Fukuoka. Momochi beach! Some interesting decorations. Fukuoka at night. I love shotengai (shopping arcades)!

Sumiyoshi Shrine (2)

The second part of my post on Sumiyoshi Shrine in Fukuoka. Since it had been rainy those days and there are a lot of trees and bushes around the shrine’s buildings, mosquitoes gathered in the humid spaces near the ground. Not noticing this for a moment, we just wandered around the shrine, until one friend … Continue reading

Sumiyoshi Shrine (1)

Back in August, a few of my friends and I were supposed to go to a fireworks festival, as a ‘mission’ given to us by our school. Due to the rainy weather, the festival was cancelled that very day and, being a little at loss because we’d been looking forward to it, we decided to … Continue reading

Getting lost in Hakata (5)

After visiting Hakata Port, I returned to Hakata to have lunch and then go to class. I walked back by the main street I used to get to the port, where I found a few more references to Hakata’s past, such as these images printed around the trees dotting the street. Arriving at Hakata station, … Continue reading

Getting lost in Hakata (4)

After exiting the temple with the big Buddha, I just followed the Hakata’s main street, of which I knew it led to the port area. Along this street, there’s a lot of information about the history of Hakata. Really lots of it! And displayed in a really nice way. After quite a walk, I finally … Continue reading

Getting lost in Hakata (3)

Hmm, I said in my last post of over a week ago that I would post the next part ‘tomorrow’. Sorry ’bout that! Here’s the part 3 you’ve all been waiting for! šŸ˜‰ After visiting Shoufukuji, I noticed another temple in the same area. At the entrance there was an information board, so I thought … Continue reading

Testing my new camera

I finally got the chance to test my new camera (Canon EOSĀ D700 in BelgiumĀ orĀ EOS Kiss x7i in Japan)Ā on Thursday. It feels really weird, compared to my old one. It’s a lot bigger and heavier, and I just feel awkward carrying it around my neck. It’s annoying that the lens weighs more than the camera itself. … Continue reading