Kurashiki, Japan

This gallery presents a selection of 35 photos from Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The main attraction of this historic town is the ‘Bikan District’, an old merchant quarter dating back to the Edo period, consisting of wooden warehouses along a canal framed with weeping willows.

Color photos taken with digital cameras; b&w photos taken with Nikon FE2 and Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 on Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Film.
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Norbert Woehnl

Norbert Woehnl is a German Freelance Photographer based in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in Travel, Location, Editorial and Commercial Photography.


  • 13 years ago

    Really enjoyed going through your photos of Kurashiki, I really like the images of the bridges over the river, the torri gates and the sense of perspective in the streets.

    I’ve been in Japan 10 years and haven’t even been to Okayama, what a waste.


    • 13 years ago

      Hi Will –
      thanks a lot for your nice comment, it does mean a lot to me coming from someone like you. Kurashiki is definitely worth a visit, and if you have a chance to see it while you are still in Japan, I suggest you do 🙂
      I looked at your site, and particularly enjoyed your ‘candid photos’ section from Japan, as well as finding myself in full agreement with your take on selling photos.
      Best wishes –

  • Inn
    6 years ago

    Beautiful serie of a wonderfull village. It feels like stepping back in time when houses where still pieces of art . Looks so peacefull. Your photos makes you want to book a ticket to Japan right know 😉

    • 6 years ago

      Thanks so much, Inn 🙂
      Really appreciate you taking the time to view the gallery and leave a comment!
      Happy New Year, and best wishes,

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