China West (01) by Yo NAGAYA
At the end of last month I took a road trip to China's deep west, Tibetan Autonomous Region where the famous Monky King legend took place. I also visited up stream of Yellow River where the scenery reminded me of Gand Canyon in the US. They are offers such diverse environment; rush green field existing side by side with advancing sand dunes. It was an eye opener experience for me to realize impressive size of China as well as actually witnessing diverse combination of people making up the poulation in this area; Han Chinese, Muslims and Tibetans.
Probably because of curiosity towards me, people are much more photo friendly than those in such big cities as in Beijing and Shanghai.
At a small village when the Muslim villagers found out I am Japanese, they all utterd "Yoshi, Yoshi!" which means "That's fine!" in Japanese. I just had to laugh with them because the phrase is probably the most famous Japanese used quite often in Chinese propaganda movies depicting horrible things Japanese army did to the Chinese during the Pacific War.
I am planning to upload short notes and photos from this trip when I have time.
A two months old kitten sleeping deeply on a sofa after playing hard with me at a Youth Hostel in Xining.
Carpet shop owner in Xining. Lense: Nikkor 55mm / F1.2
As long as the Muslims show obedience to the Chinese government, the money would be available for builiding nice Mosque.
Kids were playing hide and seek at a market in early evening. They reminded me of myself at their ages. Lense: Nikkor 55mm / F1.2