Friday, August 3, 2012

Arigato, Japonia 47. America Mura, Osaka / Arigato, Japan! 47. America Mura, Osaka


The Hearton Hotel Shinsaibashi is strategically positioned very near the Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade, America Mura and Dotonbori. A standard single room is 7400 yen/night. It’s not very cheap but every objective is handy.

I walked 2-3 minutes to the America Mura. A zone of depots, around the ’70 it was transformed in an area where young antreprenours opened small shops, selling imported clothes and other goods. Now there are a lot of cafes, restaurants in the area. It is a meeting point for young people, especially the little Triangle Park.

Electric poles in form of humans have been installed in 50 points. The American symbols are also represented both by brands like Starbucks and  McDonald’s and by the Liberty’s Statueon a block! One of the wall has a modern mural, entitled “Peace on Earth” (author: Seitaro Kuroda, 1983).

Dupa cum spuneam in postarea anterioara, hotelul la care m-am cazat in Osaka, Hearton Hotel Shinsaibashi, este pozitionat strategic foarte aproape de Arcada Shinsaibashi, America Mura si Dotonbori, cateva obiective pe care, probabil, turistul strain sosit la Osaka va dori sa le viziteze. O camera single standard costa 7400 yen/noapte, avand micul dejun inclus, la Third Planet, o cafenea de la parter. Nu e ieftin, dar ai totul aproape.
 Hearton Hotel Shinsaibashi
3rd. Planet
Ca sa ajung in 2-3 minute in zona numita America Mura sau Satul american, nu a trebuit sa fac altceva decat sa o iau la stanga imediat ce am iesit din hotel. Initial o zona de depozite, in jurul anilor '70 tinerii au inceput sa deschida aici mici pravalii in care vindeau articole de imbracaminte importata din SUA. In timp, zona a devenit un centru de intalnire al tinerilor din Osaka, unde ei pot etala o moda aparte. Peste 300 de magazine ii atrag in acest perimetru relativ mic, explicabil prin americanizarea tot mai accentuata, mai ales a tineretului. Parcul Triunghiului sau Sankaku-koen este un loc pe care toti il cunosc.
                                                                    Sankaku-koen
Nu lipsesc nici simbolurile americane:
Statuia Libertatii in American Mura
Baruri, cafenele, restaurante, cluburi de noapte se inghesuie pe stradutele inguste. O nota aparte fac stalpii de iluminat electric din acesta zona. Ei reprezinta o forma umana si exista in trei variante. Au fost instalati in 50 de parti diferite din American Mura.
Iata si o pictura murala, intitulata "Pace pe pamant", care impodobeste un zid in Ami-Mura, cum este alintat. Ea dateaza din 1983 si se datoreaza unui artist local, Seitaro Kuroda.
Cat despre moda, va las sa judecati singuri:





8 comments:

Kumiko said...

These pics are really interesting.
Yes,America-mura is an area for young people.
What kind of impression do you have about Shinsaibashi,Traveling Hawk?

Randy said...

Great series. I love that last shot.

J_on_tour said...

I always like to see unique shops when I visit another country, however if it turns into a disappointing experience, there's always Starbucks to fall back on :-)

Doug Hickok said...

There is so much to see here TH! Japan is a visual feast for the photographer :^)

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Kumiko, for the comment. I answered you in one of my next post. I liked Osaka for its trendy look.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks. No comment, Randy:)

Traveling Hawk said...

J_on_tour, as you say there is always a Starbucks, a so comfy feeling...

Traveling Hawk said...

It does seem so, Doug! I will have a total of 55 posts about Japan, in the same span of time like Thailand or South Korea...