Monday, September 14, 2009

150 Years Yokohama

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To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Port of Yokohama, the city sponsors the "Set Sail!" event. Lots of event were held in a lot of places in Yokohama focusing on the history and attractions of the city.


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My ticket. With this ticket, you could enter a lot of places for free. Some of the places only charged you 50%. I bought this ticket only for 1000 Yen from my friends. ^^

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The first place that I visited was the Nippon Maru. You could also go inside the ship if you want.

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Spotted a couple of lovey dovey birds.

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Next was NISSAN Y150 Dream Front & Super Hi-Vision Theater (Shinko Pier). Inside there was the Super Hi-Vision Theater where you could watch a short movie about the world. Although the movie wasn't really interesting, the visual was amazing.

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They showed an interesting concept of a car using electricity for its power. Around the town, there will be a parking place where you could recharge your car. I found it hard to believe though when they said that they would make it happen next year.

Tanemaru
Yokohama is not complete without its mascot, Tanemaru.

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The hard working staff were patrolling all around the place.

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Hajimari no mori (Forest of beginning) was our main destination.

Yokohama Spider
The famous Yokohama's spider. I always wanted to see this before. Awesome machine. Unfortunately, they didn't have the show when I was there so I couldn't see it moving.

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It looked a bit ugly though.

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If you want, you could ask the staff to take a photo of you in front of the spider.

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Close to the spider was the Yokohama Monogatari (Yokohama's tale).

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You could see the history of Yokohoma when the port first opened to the world.

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Tanemaru and the evil counter-part. Couldn't remember the name of the evil one.

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Eneos's mascot ?

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We were a bit tired after a long walk so we decided to rest for a while...

Yummy Mango Cookies
while eating some yummy mango cookies that my friend brought from Singapore.

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FMV

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Found an abandoned Vista & FMV balloon. A good object to satisfy our hunger for photography.

Where to go ?
We were confused where to go for the next destination.

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We finally decided to visit the famous Akarenga (Red Brick). The Red Brick Warehouse is a famous tourist spot in Yokohama. Designed by Yorinaka Tsumaki, the architecture of the building was indeed beautiful.

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Some people couldn't resist posing in front of it.

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This ends the photoshoot. I will be taking holiday for two weeks. I will update the website after I get back from holiday. Happy Tuesday !

4 comments:

YuKi-To said...

where will u be going for holiday? ^^

How come I've never seen those mango cookies! o_O

dans said...

I went to US and Canada for holiday ^^
That yummy mango cookie was a present from my friend. :)

ahbonk said...

OMG your pictures look awesome!!!
What camera are you using? Oh man, I wish I had your photography talent!

dans said...

@ahbonk : Thank you. I use Canon EOS 40D. My main lens is 50mm f1.4.

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