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A smiling Miho Imada is one of just 20 woman brewers in Japan.  She began her career in the brewery more than 15 years ago and is today toji (head brewer) at Imada Shuzo.

Miho Imada, one o' just 20 woman brewers in Japan. began career in brewery more than 15 years ago, today is toji (head brewer) @ Imada Shuzo

"Sugitama or Sakabayashi " is  ball , the sculptures that were collected to form a ball of cedar leaves.Hanging the ball of green Japanese cedar to the eaves of the sake brewery of sake, play a role that could inform the new sake. Means "began to squeeze."

Takayama, Japan - Sake brewery "Sugitama or Sakabayashi " is a ball sculpture collected to form a ball of cedar leaves. It is hung on the eaves of the sake brewery, indicating that there is new sake. Its termed "begin to squeeze.

正面からの唐招提寺。

正面からの唐招提寺。

Nara National Museum, Nara

Nara National Museum - All You Need to Know Before You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

Kura, Nara  Good food, sake, beer, English menu

There's a great selection of places to eat in Nara, ranging from traditional Japanese to European. Most restaurants are in Downtown Nara or Naramachi.

Horyu-ji Temple image copyright Damien Douxchamps Horyu-ji Temple contains some of the most important Buddhist images in the entire country, as well as some of the oldest wooden buildings on earth. It’s a vast compound of temple structures and a museum. Because it’s located a relatively long way from downtown Nara and it’s surrounded by some really drab suburbs, I usually only recommend this temple for those with a serious interest either in Buddhism or Japanese history. It can be reached by…

Nara is second only to Kyoto as the richest collection of traditional sites in Japan - here's my personal list of must-see things to do in Nara.

Asakusa:  This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the famed Senso-ji Temple.

Asakusa: This popular Tokyo neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the famed Senso-ji Temple.

Street in Naramachi area  Naramachi is the traditional district of shops, homes, workshops, restaurants, cafes and ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) that lies to the south of Sanjo-dori Street (basically, it’s the neighborhood east of JR Nara Station and south of Kintetsu Nara Station). While there are some interesting sights here like Koshi-no-Ie (a traditional house that you can enter), the real fun here is just strolling the old streets admiring the buildings, poking into shops and cafes…

Nara is second only to Kyoto as the richest collection of traditional sites in Japan - here's my personal list of must-see things to do in Nara.

Shirakawa-Go World Heritage Historic Site

Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen (Shirakawa-mura) - All You Need to Know Before You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

Mizutani-chaya, Nara  Traditional tea house. Tea, Japanese sweets, simple noodles.

Nara is a spectacularly picturesque city which is second only to Kyoto for the richness and beauty of its temples, shrines and gardens.

https://flic.kr/p/8DBrYE | 東大寺 二月堂 II | Nara Todai-ji temple , JAPAN , Leica R9 , Leica Elmarit-R 24mm , FUJIFILM RVP100 この時間になると人も疎らに...昼には見られない奈良の景色があるのですが。

https://flic.kr/p/8DBrYE | 東大寺 二月堂 II | Nara Todai-ji temple , JAPAN , Leica R9 , Leica Elmarit-R 24mm , FUJIFILM RVP100 この時間になると人も疎らに...昼には見られない奈良の景色があるのですが。

Kasuga Grand Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Established in 768 AD and rebuilt several times over the centuries, it is the shrine of the Fujiwara family.

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