Travel Theme: Merchandise

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In our travels, we always come across merchandise displayed in shop windows.

I like window shopping- different cultures have their way of displaying merchandise.

The way merchandise are displayed in Japan is quite interesting and unique.

The shops are full of colors and vibrancy which are unique to their culture.

The following images were all taken in Shinkoku, Japan.CIMG5497

The first image is taken at the Towel Museum, the colors are just interesting.DSCF0291

Near to the Kintai bridge is this small shop which sells ice cream with 100 flavors – 100 flavors is their selling point – and there was a long queue of visitors waiting to buy.DSCF0365

Pottery shop alongside a waterway in Shinkoku.CIMG5575

Traditional lanterns displayed in the window shop.CIMG5583

Never saw an optical shop in such attractive colors – on first sight, I thought it was for something else.CIMG5587

Bags! These are what ladies are looking for.CIMG5579

Umbrellas – it is good that they still have specialty shops for umbrellas and fabric. Where I am based, all umbrella shops are closed because of the high shop rental and that umbrellas are now available at such a competitive price.

The world of merchandise is just a world of colors on display!

40 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Merchandise

  1. Colour is what seems to attract most species, take bees to flowers for instance, so I guess maybe the beautiful shop window displays in your photo’s are just the same for us humans. Great post

    • I notice that even butterflies are attracted to colours and not to scents. I have seen butterflies in a butterfly house clinging onto colourful artificial flowers. Yea, we are driven by colours!

  2. I like all the beautiful merchandise you displayed. I want to participate as I have a lot to share on this subject. Can you tell me the origin of this theme? Are you initiating this theme?

  3. I really enjoyed this post very much. I am a retailer myself so it’s fascinating to see how things are done in other countries. Hurrah for being able to sustain shops just for umbrellas (I think we have one left in London!) and the opticians looks brilliant.

    • I am glad that you like this post – I thought this is a good post too, but the fact is I got less visits and Likes when this is posted. I almost become the frustrated blogger 🙂

  4. Beautiful displays! So colorful and inviting. One doesn’t see this kind of shops very often…everything tends to be so “sterile” looking nowadays.

  5. I recall all that color in the stores… and displays of menu options at restaurants, which of course were helpful when we traveled in Japan but could not read or speak the language. Smile & point.

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