San Sebastian

Myth and accessory

[ May, 2014 ] On the second day of our trip in Basque country in Spain, we went to San Sebastian by bus. When we were walking towards the old town, I found a lovely…

Brasov

Shopping in Brasov

[ Apr.2014 ] You can enjoy shopping in Brasov in Romania, which is a quite big city. This photo is the blouse of their national costume, which I bought there. It is hand embroidered. Actually,…

Toledo

Gorgeous pendant

[ Mar.2014 ] On the day we walked along the walking course in Toledo in my guide book, we went to Taller del Moro, but found that it was closed. So instead, we went into…

Izu

Try to make a silver accessory

[ Dec.2013 ] We originally planned to go to Jogasaki from Izu Atagawa in Japan, but because we noticed a leaflet of the silver studio “A&M”, we changed our tickets for Izu Kogen, while the…

Prague

Moldavite

[ Sept.2013 ] I continue talking about my second visit to Prague after 19 years. Last time I noticed only a few suvenir shops, mainly selling glassware or wood craft things, but this time I…

Mykonos

Sandals of Sparta

[ Sept.2013 ] This is a photo of the sandals I bought in Mykonos. Apparently the Spartan people were wearing them in the 8th century BC. I bought these from a man who designed them…

Greece

Eye of Naxos

[ Aug. 2013 ] This is a photo of ” Eye of Naxos “. The tour guide had a pendant and earrings and they were on my mind during the tour. They were sold a…

Italy

Accessory of leaves

[ Mar.2013] I found this accessory in the main street in Alberobello, southern Italy. These are real leaves and gold and silver are on top of it to make it solid. The name of the…

Kiev

Eggs in Ukraine

[September, 2011] One of the Ukrainian traditional crafts is to put patterns on eggs. These ones were displayed within Kiev Pechersk Lavra, but we saw many in a craft market in the town. Each one is…