🚄 My Experience of the Shinkansen, the Japanese bullet train. by Nikola Ancevski

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I was very impressed by he Japanese version of the bullet train!! There are many differences with the french version I took . I took off from Nagoya towards Tokyo, there was a train every 10 minutes!

Everybody is seated in the runway, the room for your legs is so big that it was too much for me and my 186 cm!

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And I sit on the tip of my seat!!

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Like in airplanes, you have a snack lady passing by from time to time, WIFi access, toilets are very clean and bonus for the smokers, there is a couple of small smoking booth. 🚬👌🏼

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Japanese Craftswomen Meeting by Nikola Ancevski

Today I was invited to a gathering of craftswomen near Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture. It was a great opportunity to meet craftswomen and be familiarised with traditional techniques.

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The craftswomen gathered to have a photo-shoot for their common communication, both in their working clothe and kimono. Therefore, the meeting took place at a Kimono tailor.

They all brought some of their working material,  their technique was impressive.

It's a shame they where very busy with two other photographers. I wish I had time to take more photographs of them while they were explaining their working. Their was too little place for one more photographer.

Good thing is at least I have met them, I am looking forward to visit them at their workshops.

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Aya getting dressed up by the tailor.

Of course I also asked to try one kimono too!! What an experience, I was wearing it for the first time of my life, Marianne my friend back in Tokyo said I was such a cliché posing in Kimono with Japanese girls!! 😁 I don't care Marianne!!

Thank you Asuka, Hiroe and Yasuda-san for your support during this trip in Mie Prefecture!

I will write another post when I will get to meet them so that I will explain more in-depth each of their crafts.

See you soon 👋🏼👋🏼

 Who's looking like a samurai 😉

Who's looking like a samurai 😉

Santorini is over by Nikola Ancevski

My work in Santorini is finished for now, I am very thankful to all my friends with whom I had so many good times, I dedicated an album with few portraits called Face of Oia to them.

I want to send a special thanks to Elpida Manousogiannaki and to Maria Dentopoulou because without them I would probably never stayed so long and had so many special moments on the island.

Thank you very much, Maria, what you did to help me really means to me, I will never forget it.

Now I am very excited to go to Paris for a couple of days and I really look forward to my trip in Japan 🙌🏼 🇯🇵

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