Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Brazil and Japan - 100-year friendship

A friendship that started 100 years ago when the first Japanese immigrants arrived in the port of Santos aboard the steamship Kasato Maru on June 18, 1908. Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito is visiting the country to take part in the celebrations. An anniversary that certainly has a significant role in our country today.

11 comments:

Robert said...

A great picture and a history lesson all in one visit. How cool is that??? What are we looking at though? It looks like a birdhouse but I don' see an entry from this angle. Whatever it is, I like it's design. :)

Tammy said...

Interesting!
And very cool picture...also, I love the barn below with the blue doors! :)

Connie Peterson said...

It's a wind chime type of temple in blue, isn't it? I love it - I love most Japanese things. Happy Anniversary!

Cris said...

Yes, good guess Connie, it is a windchime! This picture was taken at a Japanese restaurant in town.

guild-rez said...

I love the wind chime, very interesting and decorative.
Interesting to know, that about 1.5 Millions Nipo-brasileiro live today in Brasil.
-Cheers Gisela
P.S. Bees?
The problem with Bayer's product Poncho in Germany does not explain the dissapearence of honey bees around the world.

Ash said...

Ah! Thats lovely :)

sonia a.m. said...

Just beautiful photo Cris and lovely homage to Japanese!

PS: Claro que me lembro que foi através de um post sobre São José do Rio Pardo que nossa amizade começou! Foi mesmo uma feliz coincidência!

Acredito que a similaridade da arquitetura era mesmo em função do estilo da época. Se você clicar no link que coloquei no final do meu post, vai ver mais casas de São José, pois atualizei e aumentei as fotos. Não foi muito fácil encontrar casas antigas em Avaré para fotografar... pois a maioria foi descaracterizada em reformas modernosas e de mal gosto.. Em São José os casarões são em maior número e mais imponentes, pois a região era mais rica em função das fazendas de café. Além disso estão muito mais conservadas do que as casas antigas em Avaré. No próximo post vou colocar fotos de prédios comerciais no térreo e resquícios de construção antiga no andar de cima. Acho que pouca gente andando na rua olha para cima e repara nestes detalhes...
Beijos e um ótimo final de semana!

david santos said...

Excellent!
Happy day

Susie said...

Hi Cris,
I wasn't aware of the long time friendship between your country and Japan. Blogging always teaches me new things.
I love the beautiful blue windchime.
xo

Mike said...

Great shot and history lesson Cris. I have always wondered about the relationship that exists between Brazil and Japan. If I remember my history correctly Japan was just starting to come out of a period of isolation at that time.

guild-rez said...

Hi Cris..
just stopping by to say hello..
Gisela