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Chita Peninsula 知多半島

A thumb-like stretch of land jutting southwards from Nagoya, heavily industrial in the north and quietly rural in the south. This gallery includes an assortment of pictures from the cities and surrounds of Chita, Tokai, Handa, Tokoname and Utsumi.
Hot pink ume blossoms at Sōri-ike
Hot pink ume blossoms at Sōri-ike
Ceramic art along Maneki-neko-dōri, Tokoname
Ceramic art along Maneki-neko-dōri, Tokoname
Rice fields and distant Chita industry
Rice fields and distant Chita industry
Old vinegar storehouses, Handa
Old vinegar storehouses, Handa
Vending machine on the platform at Utsumi station
Vending machine on the platform at Utsumi station
Tokai's Daibutsu peeking through the trees
Tokai's Daibutsu peeking through the trees
Laughing cat
Laughing cat
Narrow street leading to Junshō-ji, Handa
Narrow street leading to Junshō-ji, Handa
Out on the sand
Out on the sand
Handa Kunizakari Museum of Sake
Handa Kunizakari Museum of Sake
Patch of blooming forsythia, Sōri-ike
Patch of blooming forsythia, Sōri-ike
Display of various ceramics
Display of various ceramics
Behemoth industry of Aichi Steel
Behemoth industry of Aichi Steel
Noborigama Square
Noborigama Square
Maneki-neko on a concrete ledge
Maneki-neko on a concrete ledge
Chita-Handa station
Chita-Handa station
Relaxing out in the waves
Relaxing out in the waves
Brick kiln chimneys in Tokoname
Brick kiln chimneys in Tokoname
Palm tree outside drab Utsumi Station
Palm tree outside drab Utsumi Station
Strolling through the ume trees, Sōri-ike
Strolling through the ume trees, Sōri-ike
Old Mizkan headquarters
Old Mizkan headquarters
Rural scenery in central Chita-hantō
Rural scenery in central Chita-hantō
Small Buddhist altar below the Tokai Daibutsu
Small Buddhist altar below the Tokai Daibutsu
Cats at the door
Cats at the door
Ceramics for sale, Tokoname
Ceramics for sale, Tokoname
Distant Centrair airport on the horizon
Distant Centrair airport on the horizon
Path along the canal with kura, Handa
Path along the canal with kura, Handa
Jetskiing off Utsumi beach
Jetskiing off Utsumi beach
Young guys strolling the sand
Young guys strolling the sand
Climbing kilns of Noborigama
Climbing kilns of Noborigama
Handa Aka Renga
Handa Aka Renga
Boats docked in a canal off Ōnomachi station
Boats docked in a canal off Ōnomachi station
The long concrete pier, Utsumi
The long concrete pier, Utsumi
Old sign on the Sake Museum, Handa
Old sign on the Sake Museum, Handa
Clay pipes and assorted pottery
Clay pipes and assorted pottery
Relaxing on a warm early March day, Sōri-ike
Relaxing on a warm early March day, Sōri-ike
Wall of shōchū pots
Wall of shōchū pots
Kōshō-in, Handa
Kōshō-in, Handa
Beach parasols, Utsumi
Beach parasols, Utsumi
Clacity Handa shopping and condo complex
Clacity Handa shopping and condo complex
Lone fisherman on the pier
Lone fisherman on the pier
Meitetsu Panorama train at Utsumi station
Meitetsu Panorama train at Utsumi station
Along the Tokoname pottery footpath
Along the Tokoname pottery footpath
View over Tokoname's northern suburbs
View over Tokoname's northern suburbs
Bees among the forsythia, Sōri-ike
Bees among the forsythia, Sōri-ike
Pottery storefront
Pottery storefront
Molted cicada shell on a storehouse wall
Molted cicada shell on a storehouse wall
Looking down the strand, Utsumi
Looking down the strand, Utsumi
Beach scene at Utsumi
Beach scene at Utsumi
The pond at Sōri-ike
The pond at Sōri-ike
Daibutsu at Shūraku-en, Tokai
Daibutsu at Shūraku-en, Tokai
View over Ōnomachi-chō to Ise-wan
View over Ōnomachi-chō to Ise-wan
Old house and kura along the canal, Handa
Old house and kura along the canal, Handa
Old Nakano House
Old Nakano House
Looking for shells
Looking for shells
Palm trees along the beachfront
Palm trees along the beachfront
Ceramic cat and his catch
Ceramic cat and his catch
Handa Su-no-sato Vinegar Museum
Handa Su-no-sato Vinegar Museum
Abandoned pail on Utsumi beach
Abandoned pail on Utsumi beach
Early spring picnic at Sōri-ike
Early spring picnic at Sōri-ike
Peering over the parasols
Peering over the parasols
Old street in central Handa
Old street in central Handa
Mizkan headquarters and kura
Mizkan headquarters and kura
Ceramic crafts for sale
Ceramic crafts for sale
Tattooed yakuza heading into the water
Tattooed yakuza heading into the water
Rooftops and summer flowers
Rooftops and summer flowers
Tiled roofs, Utsumi
Tiled roofs, Utsumi
Bee on a blossom, Sōri-ike
Bee on a blossom, Sōri-ike
Stepping past the debris
Stepping past the debris
Rows of ume trees, Sōri-ike
Rows of ume trees, Sōri-ike
Dokan-zaka
Dokan-zaka
Canalside storehouses in Handa
Canalside storehouses in Handa
Slope with earthen pipes
Slope with earthen pipes
Young tattooed beach bums
Young tattooed beach bums
Picnicking around the lake, Sōri-ike
Picnicking around the lake, Sōri-ike
Beachside food stand in Utsumi
Beachside food stand in Utsumi
Utsumi's muddy water and beachfront
Utsumi's muddy water and beachfront
Modern Ōno-jō in Shiroyama-kōen
Modern Ōno-jō in Shiroyama-kōen
Early spring blossoms, Sōri-ike
Early spring blossoms, Sōri-ike
Playing volleyball at the beach
Playing volleyball at the beach