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Best Of 2009

(January 1st - December 30th, 2009)

Walker Young

Dajia Wunchang Shrine — 大甲文昌祠

Keiji Yokotani


Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan

November 5, 2009

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"Daruma-yu" is a public bath in Otaru.
It was opened around 1931, but closed in October, 2009.
Recently, the number of public baths in Japan decreases, because of a decrease of the customers, the rise of fuel expenses, and the deterioration of the building, etc.
Sitting at the fee counter "bandai" is proprietress Etsuko Takamura.

panorama JOURNEY : だるま湯 / Daruma-yu
Wikipedia : 銭湯
Wikipedia : Sentō
Wired Vision : 銭湯とウォシュレットにみる日本の「ソフトパワー」
Wired : Water Therapy for Better Humans

panorama JOURNEY

Asia / Japan

Lat: 43° 11' 32.35" N
Long: 141° 0' 0.37" E

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

Canon EOS 5D, Tokina 10-17mm @14mm, Agno's MrotatorTCP, SLIK 814 PRO tripo,
PTGui, PhotoShop , CubicConverter

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