Wednesday, April 14, 2010
patterns of japantown
it's springtime. one of the prettiest things about a city full of blossoming trees is when the wind blows and the petals fly in the air, about to land on us.
on weekends sometimes i like to wander around a neighborhood. SF has several unique neighborhoods and japantown is one of my favorites.
i like looking out for interesting patterns on buildings.
a truck covered with brilliant graffiti
when i go to japantown, I love japanese dollar stores (which are modeled off of 100 Yen stores) and the wonderful kinokuniya bookstore that is has a ton of craft and design books as well as stacks and stacks of amazing magazines. kinokuniya also has a stationery supply store with a myriad of colorful notebooks, gorgeous washi paper screenprinted with floral patterns, file folders, notecards and art supplies. oh and sophie's crepes...i like to watch the guy make crepes from the window...
when i am taking photos of everything around me, i always try to remember to look down, up, sideways, everywhere. you never know what you'll see.
flowers fallen to the ground
i want a parasol just like this...
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