Hokkaido July 2010 Trip - Day 9 - The Blue Sky at Furano

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Yeah the Clapton poster with 2 tickets in it. ;)

Waking up early in the morning at Furano, the weather is kinda gloomy (I just hope that it won't rain like what we experience yesterday). We decided to go back to have our brunch at the same coffee shop that day. And looks like we are the 1st customer for the chef. Today he chat a lot with us. (I am really glad on that) :) and of course I ask him some story as well. :) (on the Eric Clapton posters and ticket on his wall) :"D. Yup chef has attended the Eric Clapton concert for 2 times! (Once in Sapporo and once in Tokyo - cool). Anyway I love the environment and feeling that this coffee shop gives me. And thanks to chef for a quick pose for my shoot. ;)

More photos after the jump...

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I just loves the atmosphere here

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Yup Home cook!

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The chef!! ;) Ichiban.

Anyway we took one of the JR bus to visit some of the movie scene for the film making. The house and decoration in the movie set is pretty cool. A classy (and classic) wooden feel. I just love it. :) Not to mentioned that the lighting that comes into the house is just soft and nice. (Which makes me wonder if they really do calculate how the light falls into the scene when they built the whole structure). :"P Anyway it is actually a very cool one.

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Waiting for our bus

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Dog is allowed here

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Yes, that's the back of a bus

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The interior of the house.

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The shadow grab my attention here

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somehow I like this wooden house a lot.

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Habitat

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Cooking utensils. ;)

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Yeah tea time!

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Notice this broken truck here.

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I think this is call the house of stone

Our next stop is one of the flower garden near by. A quick stop there like 10 minutes. So it is pretty rush to get some quick shoot as well. :"P

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Nice view here... love it (blue sky started to show) :"D

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Oh No, is purple flower again. qx"D

One of the fun stop is the visit to the Ampa-man shop (He is some sort like a bread super hero for the kids). :") Bought some souvenir here for brother and sister kids :"D. One additional thing that caught my attention is the drawing that they exhibited in the 2nd floor. I just love the way they paint (as well as the color tones) the drawing. They also provide a very small recreation area outside the shop for the kids to enjoy themselves. :") (Mostly water I will say).

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Ampan Man Shop! :"D

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You gonna love the paintings here

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Kids - having fun! ;"P

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Bye Ampanman Shop. ;)

We also drop by at the cheese factory and try out some of the famous cheese that they have in their factory. (Oh ya, the bus also provided some ice cream coupon for each of the passenger, if I remember correctly you will get a 10% discount on your ice cream purchase ;)). They even have some classes to teach you how to do cheese from milk. Pretty cool in deed. :"D

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A field outside the cheese factory

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Cheese class in progress.

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Exterior view of the factory. :)

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Into the woods

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LB in the jungle! ;D

Lastly we took the train and stop down at the other side of the town. with a hugh sun flower field there. :) I just love the blue sky on our way to the destination. It reminds me of the Window XP Bliss wallpaper some how. :"P The sun flower field is a very windy and cozy place. (It is actually a hugh football field right in front of the sun flower field). Anyway it feels actually very great when you are just sitting there doing nothing and enjoy the view. :) Anyway, We also have our dinner at that area! ;"D Yummy.

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Oh yeah, I loving it. :")

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LB resting and enjoying the great view. :)

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Almost there. ;)
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I see you (again) ;)

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A cab waiting for customer. :)

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Finally the sunflower field.

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The ray of light

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LB waiting for food -With some evening ray as the backlight. ;")

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Yeah, our dinner... :"D - Lilian again this is for ya. ;)

When we return from our tour. We found out that there is like a small beer festival just in front of our house. With some live band performance. So, after some quick refresh I have stop by and have a quick snap on the performance. :") Got to know a US pal there who is doing some photo shooting there as well. (I think he has been in Japan for 2 weeks+) He is from San Diego and we do have a really has a great chat during the live performance. ;") (About camera gears and etc...) His Japanese girl friend also has helped us to snap a photo. :") (I wonder if I could grab the photo from her somehow... emm...) :"P

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Warming up

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The bass player - Yup Furano BEER Mall. ;)

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The lead vocal is here - is JAMMING time!

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Show me the love Baby.

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Guitarist #1 - He is really good in solo.

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Guitarist #2 - I love his hat. :"d

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One final shoot before I left the performance.
Anyway, it has been a great day. I enjoy the day a lot. Specially with a good weather and blue blue sky. It is just awesome. Anyway I will stop for tonight. More photos on the next post. Hope that you all are enjoying this. Night people. :)

* For those who are interested, the full series could be view here. ;)

6 comments :

  1. Finally cast my comment here, paiseh paiseh.. ;P most of the days were kind of rush.. Now I got some time.. Great photos as usual.. I thought I will see the coffee shop boss in the band performance.. Since he likes Eric too! haha~
    Ok.. leaving to your smugmug.. ;P

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  2. back again.. :)
    Wow!! the paintings are lovely!

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  3. The one black & white one is nice:)

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  4. B&G: Hehe... thanks it has been a while that I didn't see you here. Thought that you have went to some vacation or what. Yeah, he is into all those natural sports though, rock climbing, bicycle, snowboarding and not to mentioned music and art. A very cool chap in deed. Not sure if he know how to play guitar or not. :"P (But for sure he is Eric's fans just like me). And yes, the painting area very lovely. Simple yet nice. :"D thanks for dropping by again. Hope things goes well on your side.

    Lilian: Yeah, it is close to the evening. the could is closing up the sun and leave a few holes there. which makes the nice ray of light you see. ;)

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  5. 这一回是比较乡下感觉的了~~我很喜欢那第二张照片,很舒适的感觉~~

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  6. 谢谢您家梅。:)是啊,咖啡店里的感觉真的很好。:)您去了也一定会喜欢。:)

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