Wednesday, September 06, 2006
More on Utsunomiya
A florist livens up the streetscape in front of their store. I believe the red lane is for buses.
A shorter path between streets, tastefully decorated by a building owner. His bonsai trees are on display nearby.
A Japanese garden in Utsunomiya.
A Historic looking house in Utsunomiya.
A more modern house. Notice the balcony above the garage. Balcony's are common in Japanese houses. One of the reasons is they provide a place to dry some laundry. Drying laundry outside is fairly common in Japan. However, the balcony must also be a nice place to sit. American architects could learn from this.
This pedestrian path in Utsunomiya, Japan is the only way to get to a number of houses. You can still find residential areas like this in towns all across Japan.
Here is a park in Utsunomiya with cherry blossoms blooming.