Photographer's Note

My previous two shots of food were taken in this restaurant specializing in soba(buckwheat noodles). The place was spotless, had lots of atmosphere thanks to the tatami floor, wooden furniture and the beautiful garden in the courtyard.There were several such places near the Izumo Taisha, obviously catering for the innumerable visitors to the shrine.Strangely enough, this place was deserted. From memory I thought we went to eat quite late, yet the clock seems to indicate noon.
Please note the different seating arrangements- the traditional on the right and the modern on the left.

In the photo is my friend Yoshi and his brother ordering their soba dishes and of course sake.
I must mention something about the waitresses in Japan. They are almost always obliging, friendly and seemingly enthusiastic. To me they appeared so as their expressions were inevitably animated.Yoshi on the other hand assured me that they were just on automatic and he would often say something unexpected or funny in order to put them off guard. It was then that most of them would become much more talkative and open and were not hesitant to laugh and even engage in real conversation within the restrains posed by the job.

Deliberately no flash used in order to capture the natural colours of the wooden surfaces and to capture the cool and cozy atmosphere of the place.

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Additional Photos by Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3571 W: 114 N: 6362] (28728)
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