Apr 21
American in Osaka
posted by: Assistant in Japan, Travel on 04 21st, 2008 | | 1 Comment »


We met this cool guy in front of an American clothing store in America-Mura (American village), Osaka. We tried to talk to him, but he didn’t say anything. Instead, he stroke this really cool pose for Florence.

America-Mura (or Amemura) is one of the hippest fashion districts in Osaka. There were lots of funky/strange style (in my eyes) young Japanese people there like these gals:


(These gals were not in America-Mura when this picture was taken, but you know what I mean when I say “funky/strange” style in my eyes.)

Apr 13
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We were going to visit a small temple called Jizoin in Kyoto that day. On the way there, we accidentally found this bamboo forest. Bamboos are nothing out of ordinary for me, but Florence was fascinated by them. She could have spent the entire day there taking pictures of bamboos, and we could have never reached Jizoin which was a few blocks from the bamboo forest.

Bamboo forests are mysterious. Inside the forest, it was dark and chilly. We could hear bamboos squeaking, leaves rustling, trunks bumping against each other, etc. Then after we passed through this forest, there was a cemetery!

The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter is a 10th century Japanese folktale. It is also known as The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

Apr 8
Rock Garden
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Rock Garden

This is one of Florence’s newest pictures from our trip to Japan in January, 2008.

We went on a one-day trip to Kôyasan, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. When we got off the cable car that climbed a steep slope of the mountain (a little scary for Florence), there was snow on the ground! It was a very nice surprise.

Banryutei Rock Garden was completed in 1984 and is inside of Kongobuji temple in Kôyasan. Snow had fallen on the karesansui pattern creating a breathtaking view.

Apr 1
L’Instant Japon
posted by: Assistant in Japan, Latest News on 04 1st, 2008 | | No Comments »

We are very happy to start our blog with exciting news.

Florence’s pictures are going to be exhibited at l’Instant Japon for 3 days in May.

L’Instant Japon is an annual event, but this year is special. France and Japan celebrate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, and l’Instant Japon has been registered as one of the official events by the embassy of Japan in France (click here for more information on the 150th anniversary).

L’Instant Japon Schedule

Date: May 16 – 18, 2008

Place: Hôtel Dieu, Toulouse

Program: Click Here

Please come to see Florence’s newest pictures of Japan at l’Instant Japon!

L’Instant Japan

Nous sommes très heureux de commencer notre blog avec d’excellentes nouvelles: Florence va exposer ses photographies à l’Instant Japon les 16, 17 and 18 Mai 2008.

L’Instant Japon est un événement annuel qui revêt cette année une dimension particulière puisqu’il célèbre les 150 ans d’amitié franco-nippone. Voici les détails de cette manifestation: Cliquez Ici.

Venez nombreux pour voir les toutes dernières photos du Japon que Florence a faites!


フローレンスの写真が来月トゥールーズで行われる l’Instant Japon というイベントで展示されることになりました。このイベントは毎年行われているものですが、2008年は日仏交流150周年で、在フランス日本大使館による公式記念行事の一つとして登録され、例年以上に盛大なイベントになるそうです。日仏交流150周年記念行事についてはこちらをご覧ください。

L’Instant Japon インフォメーション

開催日程: 2008年5月16日(金)~18日(日)

会 場: Hôtel Dieu、トゥールーズ

公式プログラム: こちら



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