It was Spring in Fukuoka and the weather was chilly around 10 degrees. You will see pretty flowers at every corner of the street. I always feel happy to see beautiful flowers and would offer them in my altar at home. Sometimes I bought 3 pots of blooming chrysanthemum plants in red, yellow and purple to offer them to the heavens!
The Japanese are very good in planting flowers and landscapes!
It was a rainy day and we decided to visit the famous street in Hakata. There is a row of neat & traditional cottage museums housing the souvenir shop, doll making and drama plays!
They still carry tourists for short rides on the ancient Japanese
trishaws in many quaint towns in Japan.
We entered this doll making factory where the famous craftsman was working on his latest collection. He was silent, very patient and focused into all the pieces in fullest details.
The dolls are very delicate and beautifully painted on the finest porcelain clays.
Look at the cute cat playing with the lady.
Here's the cabinet display showing a typical street scene of Japanese made into dolls.
Hakata is the most famous place in Japan for making all these bisque dolls.
I spent a long time studying and admiring all the finest pieces.
The cute Japanese girl was also staring at them excitedly.
This Doll Making is an ancient art in Japan since the Edo Period (1603 - 1867)
They are nice and expensive to own so I would rather snap
the photos to keep the memories instead.
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