I went to see the elder daughter who lives in Yokohama city. I heard she is trying on some wedding dresses or color dresses. I thought it sound like interesting. I wanted to see her wearing in lovely dresses. But there were so many dresses that she couldn't choose even only one on that day.
After leaving her, I strolled around there. Minatomirai, Yamasita- Park, China Town.
I went up the 69 floor of the Landmark Tower building. This tower is 273meters high and was the highest in Japan but lately surrendered to the Harukasu(300 meters high) in Osaka city. The night view from here was very beautiful like scattered many jewels. I could also see the light of the metropolis Tokyo. It's left upward in this picture.
There were many couples around me. Here seems to be a good spot for couples. Unfortunately as my husband is acrophobia he will never come here.
The moon is also shining, looking down people's lights. It's continuing to see the human life from long long ago, I wonder?
Since 17century Japan had been ruled with national isolation. Only Chinese and the Dutch were allowed to enter Japan. But The port of Yokohama was opened in 1859 as a direct result of the Treaty of Kanagawa, signed by Commodore Matthew Perry of United States and the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan. At the time, two wharfs were built in place of the present day Osanbashi , I heard. Major cruise ship such as the Queen Elizabeth 2 are embarked here.
Water front in Minatomirai, from Osanbashi-Pier. Landmark Tower is left of this picture.
The Red-Brick Warehouse, bonded ware house that built in 1911 and now there are shops inside.
While I was strolling Yamashita-Park, lovely voice crossed in front of the museum ship, Hikawa-Maru. This Japanese ocean liner was launched 1929 and made her maiden voyage from Kobe in Japan to Seattle in US.
Many petals of cherry blossom came together around the ship.
When our daughters were little children we were living in Tokyo next to Yokohama city for husband's transfer. In those days the elder daughter was learning piano at near Yokohama-city and we used to take her to her teacher's house from Tokyo by our car. After lesson we used to visit here to have meals. A good old memory rushed into my mind.
This area about 200meters square contains about more than 500 shops including nice restaurants of Chinese food, I heard.
Maso temple in China Town
I could see Mt.Fuji clearly from a bullet train, Shinkansen.
Thank you for visiting,Friend!