COCOSKIES | An art blog: Japan: Sayonara


Japan: Sayonara

All photos taken with a GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition & a Canon 60D.
The last of my photos from Japan spliced together in one post. I hope you've enjoyed following my adventures!

1, 2 & 3. Kobe Port at night.

4, 5, 6, 7 & 8. Namba, Osaka's main shopping district.

9, 10 & 11. Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) in Umeda.

12 & 13. One of many encounters with 'Sampuru', a plastic version of a dish used to entice customers into restaurants. I think it's a great idea and I wish more places in the UK had them. Apparently there's a big market for it in Japan, where popularity in this business is based on how real they can make the dishes look.

14. Pushing the bicycle down one of night markets, admiring all the delicately prepared food on display.

15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20. Shitennoji, home to one of Japan's oldest temples.

21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27. Just off one of the main roads in Shitennoji we found a quiet garden with a few shrines inside. After walking around for much of the morning we decided to grab some lunch!

Arigato Gonzaimasu Japan, until next time.


  1. Those plastic dishes look so realistic haha! I think I saw a video going around of someone making a plastic lettuce, it was crazy. Looks like you had a blast in Japan, hope I get to go soon!

  2. Japan looks like so much fun, it's a place I've always wanted to go. I went to Japan Town in San Francisco, they have tons of those plastic dishes on display too! It's pretty cool, cause some of them look pretty real with the textures and everything!

    becky ♡ star violet

  3. Ahh, I just caught up on your Japan posts and I'm feeling so nostalgic now! I remember being super impressed by those fake dishes, usually more than the actual food itself haha.

  4. It's an amazing skill, I think it would be quite a fun job to do! It was my first time there and I loved it! Would love to go back one day and see Mount Fuji :)

  5. Wow I never knew there were Japan towns in California, that's really interesting! They're so life like, I couldn't stop taking pictures haha. X

  6. Awwww hahaha. Yeah me too! They were just so life like! My cousins are used to seeing them but I'd never seen them in my life. It's strange how you notice all the little things like that in new countries, rather than the places set up for tourists. x


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