Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fukui Prefecture Begin Beef Radiation Test

A staff member of Fukui Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environmental Science cuts and arranges beef to test the level of the radiation on July 27, 2011 in Fukui, Japan. Fukui Prefecture started to test beef for radiation contamination to ensure safe beef reaches markets from outside the prefecture. The Ministry of Agriculture announced yesterday that all beef detected with radioactive cesium higher than government safety standards from the Fukushima nuclear disaster will be purchased and destroyed by a meat industry group. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery)1051
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sea Urchin Fishing Season Starts In Japan

Ama, female diver catches the sea urchins at Fukura Beach, Mikuni on July 21, 2011 in Fukui, Japan. Sea Urchins is one of expensive summer sea food in Japan. In Fukui prefecture, sea urchin fishing is allowed only the limited summer period. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery)8719
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wind Turbine in Awara

A wind turbine stands at the costal side on July 23, 2011 in Awara city, Fukui, Japan. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery)
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Geisha Promote Awara Hot Spring in Fukui

A Geisha performs a traditional dance during the special event for the local tourist to make them familiar with geisha on July 13, 2011 in Awara city, Fukui, Japan. Awara hot spring city geisha has been more than 100 year history and presently 12 geisha women are living. There were more than 250 geisha Japanese economic growth period from 1955 to 1970. That was golden period of Awara geisha. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery) 2845
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Woman Walks Beside the Buddha Statue

A woman walks beside the Buddha statue at Eiehji temple on July 12,2011. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery)

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Sunset over the Echizen beach in Fukui, Japan July 10, 2011. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Handmade Paper Milling Tradition Continues in Japan

Workers filter pulp at a mill that produces handmade paper at Iwano Heizaburo Seishi Sho Company in Echizen paper village on July 4, 2011 in Fukui, Japan. Washi paper is a tough paper, used for traditional Japanese arts such as Origami and Shodo, most commonly made from bark of the mulberry, gampi or mitsumata. The paper milling process is a traditional craft of the Echizen people dating back 1500 years which continues today along with modern paper manufacturing. Echizen city is home to many paper businesses, as well as the cultural museum of paper and papyrus centre where visitors can make their own paper. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery)0328

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