The foreign settlements in the late 19th century in Kitano-cho, Kobe, popularly known as ijinkan (foreigners' residences), are usually associated with Western style residences; however, Asian cultures are present, too. Kobe Mosque shows some Islamic influence, as does the Kobe Jain Temple nearby. This photo story is to convey the local Indian influence of the mostly second and third generation Indians settled here and mostly belonging to the Jainism faith of Central India. You can also visit the American Teddy Bear Museum and the Ijinkan Starbucks which are just a minute away—a truly cosmopolitan neighborhood.
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Travelling to various places and locations in Japan for over 20 years now, I want to share my experiences and also hear about destinations that I still have not been to in the land of the rising sun. Am a photography enthusiast and love to do slow shutter blue hour photography in Tokyo.