Japan Tour 2017 – Day 9.


Day 9. Miyako Island. We had time to drive around before the shops opened today, Mother’s Day. We saw many butterflies on a little sandy walk to the beach. This island is proud of its beaches. A butterfly museum we were seeking closed but it was thrilling to see so many out in nature–and photographable with my stop motion setting on my new camera.



Another butterfly. Only a few really were in focus.



Another butterfly.



I was thrilled to see that this photo turned out.



This was the walk down to the beach.



Cathy settling the bill with the shop owner at a really nice shop with lots of Miyako Island textiles. It was great that she sold pieces cut from old kimonos or lengths of fabrics. Tomorrow we will visit a workshop and we hope to see how they ikat such tiny patterns. I’m betting I can guess how it’s done in principle but we’ll have to see.



Outside the textile shop. It is near the airport and so close to our hotel that we walked “home”. I bought a lot of pieces of cloth that were irresistible.


 

3 thoughts on “Japan Tour 2017 – Day 9.

  1. Your travel blogs have been fun and entertaining, educational too. Love the butterflies! Thanks for sharing! Peg

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