as soon as we arrived in Sado Island, we did shopping
Japan

As soon as we arrived in Sado Island, we did shopping

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] We had a short trip to Sado Island in Japan with a friend of ours from my high school. It was our first time to visit there. It was a smooth journey to get to Niigata by Shinkansen and we took a taxi to the port. Then we realised that we had …

Talked with a woman at an amber stall
Latvia

Talked with a woman at an amber stall

Miranda

At one end of the market, Kalnciems Fair which was held outside of old town of Riga, there was a stall where a woman was selling the rough stone of…

National stone of Argentina
Argentina

National stone of Argentina

Miranda

The things I was looking forward to in Argentina was not only meat, but also the pink gemstone called Rhodochrosite.

The man who studied at Tokyo University of the Arts
Chile

The man who studied at Tokyo University of the Arts

Miranda

[ Dec.2015 ] There were some stylish shops in Valparaiso in Chile.I bought this Chrysocolla ring there.Chile is famous for its Lapis Lazuli, but they have other stones related to copper, too, like Chrysocolla.The shop where I bought this was called Galeria Orferes and they were selling accessories made by 7 or 8 artisans of …

Lapis lazuli
Chile

Lapis lazuli

Miranda

[ Dec.2015 ] One of the things I was looking forward to in this South America tour was 'stones'.Chile is the one of the major sources of Lapis Lazuli.This stone with ultramarine colour with gold and white patterns is one of my top 5 favourite stones.According to our guide book, there are many speciality shops …

Pendant of the Byzantine era
Cyprus

Pendant of the Byzantine era

Miranda

[ Mar.2015 ] This is the pendant I bought in Lefkara village in Cyprus.This village is famous for its lace making, but their silverwork has got a long hitory, too.Once upon a time, silver was produced around here and the silverwork, especially filigree was developed.The silver itself was all dug out long time ago, but …

Gintaro
Lithuania

Gintaro

Miranda

[ Sept.2014 ] This is a pendant I bought from a man who had a stall in Basanaviciaus Street in Palanga in Lithuania. He made it himself using the local amber and African wood . Around here in Lithuania, they collect a lot of amber and sell many accessories everywhere at stalls or in shops, …

Buy pieces of lace
Croatia

Buy pieces of lace

Miranda

[ July, 2014 ] According to my guide book, there are many women who knit lace and sell their products on the streets.It says 'Buy one or two pieces which would help them sustaining their craft', so we looked for the vendors.There were a few, but not many.This woman on the photo was selling her …

Necklace from a nuseum
Croatia

Necklace from a nuseum

Miranda

[ July, 2014 ] I bought this necklace of the photo at the Museum of Ancient Glass in Zadar, Croatia.They said that it was made at the workshop in the museum.This museum was open in spring of 2009, converting from a palace built in the second half of the 19th century.There were about 1500 exhibits, …

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