Revisiting Imabari’s Colorful Towel Museum
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Hello ( this reminds me a bit of the goat seen several years ago in this post ) -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Hello
( this reminds me a bit of the goat seen several years ago in this post )

Here are a few random pictures from the colorful Towel Museum in Imabari Japan, which I covered in a couple of posts last month (part one and part two). The towel giraffe above is a smaller version of the one Anthony is hugging in this photo from part one.

The displays of wares for sale at the many shops were always colorful...

For Sale -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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For Sale
What am I? -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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What am I?

I was thinking of using this picture as one of my “What am I?” quizzes, but it's probably not challenging enough, so I'll just post it here, and the answer follows later in this post.

The big wall of big thread spools seen at the top of part one, and more interestingly in this photo from the same post, was full of photogenic possibilities....

Wall of Thread -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Wall of Thread
Scale -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Scale
desktop background image of a close-up view of a large spool of yellow thread, at the Towel Museum in Imabari, Japan -- Golden Yellow -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Golden Yellow
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Detail -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Detail

There were various rooms of towel-related art, including the detail above from the piece seen below. It's not really my cup of tea, but who ever knew there was “towel art”?

towel art (seen earlier in this room ) -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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towel art (seen earlier in this room)
Puffy Detail from the piece seen in this photo -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Puffy Detail
from the piece seen in this photo
Stacked-Towel Art -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Stacked-Towel Art
desktop background image of a piece of art made from layered hand towels, at the Towel Museum in Imabari, Japan -- Layered-Towel Art -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Layered-Towel Art
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Moomin Towel Art the piece that the “What am I?” photo above is from -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Moomin Towel Art
the piece that the “What am I?” photo above is from

And finally, a view of the small floral arrangement seen in the second post.

desktop background image of a small flower arrangement -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Continued here...


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

I’ve always been fascinated by the rhythms and patterns in stacked fabric (my wife, Katie, has a fabric shop in Lampeter, and a good eye for colour). These (‘Layered towel art’, ‘Stacked towel art’, and ‘Wall of thread’ especially) are wonderfully vibrant and lively, and a lot of thought must have gone in to the displays. How inspired you all were, even to think of visiting a towel museum !

“Inspired” isn’t the word that came to mind when Fumie first proposed it, but I have to admit that it was a fun place to visit, and good for kids too. —Jeffrey

— comment by Peter in Wales on May 19th, 2011 at 11:56pm JST (6 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Great photos! Thank you so much for the vertical wallpapers! they re so colorful and detailed! It’s so hard to find good vertical style wallpapers, and now I get some of the greatest from your blog! Thanks!

I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Parents from Paraguay so I also know that country.

Are you japanese? I’ve been studying japanese for a year. It’s a beautiful country to take photos from. I´’ll keep visiting your webite, it’s great!

— comment by Luis Fabian on May 31st, 2011 at 8:06am JST (6 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink
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