Photographer's Note

You can see flagstone paved streets in old quarters of Kyoto. In the old capital of Japan, this kind of pavement may look real ancient. But, in fact, these stones are products of modern age.

Kyoto is the first city where the tramlines had been opened in Japan. It had been the main public transportation of the city since 1895. But because of the motorization, tramlines were phased out from 1970 to 1978.

After the abolishment of tramlines, flagstones on the tramways were accepted by several communities to pave streets. Interestingly, they look nice with Japanese traditional buildings. And many tourists consider that these stones have been there for centuries past.

(Yasaka-Dori Street, Higashiyama)

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