This is one of many original buildings relocated & restored in the Edo Tokyo Open Air Museum (Tatemono Hakubutsukan). The Edo-Tokyo Museum is to preserve the historic heritage of the city of Tokyo and its precursor Edo continuing for 400 years.
Apparently Miyazaki was inspired, after a visit to this museum, in creating "Spirited Away".
This shot was taken at mid-day, so the picture is slightly washed out. I tried to correct the color saturation and contrast in photoshop.
This place is a very serene part of Tokyo, especially in December. There were only a few Japanese people walking around, as well as a few artists out doing sketches & watercolours.
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hispic (9652) 2004-11-20 19:41
I feel nostalgic very much, on wooden board wall and roofing tiles of the wooden house.
This is a old Japanese-style bar named Kagiya in Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectual Museum.
Thank you for sharing!
SoupDragon (652) 2004-11-21 10:18
I like the subject, but the horizontals are too distracting. I think Hispic did a great workshop on this. I'd also have been tempted to nuderexpose, and try to retrieve the detail in post processing, as I'm sure there is a lot of detail in the wood that has got a bit washed out....?
space_girl (0) 2004-11-22 22:51
how cool - this DOES look just like the shop in Spirited Away!