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The alley with Tonbai Walls
The earthen wall that re-unilizes fire bricks or old kiln-ware is called a “Tonbai Wall”.
“Tonbai” means a fire brick that is used  for the kiln wall.
It is heated to a high temperature in the kiln and has a nice tint that in made by various pottery colours adhering.
That os a scene peculiar to Arita.
Tonbai Walls are though to have been built in the Edo era.
We can see them everywhere in Arita, especially along the alley which run from the Arita Ceramic Museum at Odaru to the Big Gingko Tree at Izumiyama.
We call this street “the alley with Tonbai Walls”.

Arita, Nishimatsuura – district, Saga – Prefecture, Japan
June 2014, Olympus OM-D E-M1

( 有田観光掲示板から抜粋)

2014年6月撮影,Olympus OM-D E-M1

Arita / 有田

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Arita / 有田 33.210563, 129.849217 トンバイ壁のある裏通り,有田 / Tonbai walls everywhere in Arita日本佐賀県西松浦郡有田町 (Directions)
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「まちなみ逍遥 Wandering the Wonderful Streets」管理人です。 I love wandering the wonderful streets, alleys and markets around Japan and the world. This website is the photo galleries of charming streets. 日本国内や海外の古い街並み、路地裏、市場の雑踏、飛行機、などの散策アルバムです。

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