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A Word A Week Challenge: Orange

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While I just finished writing about the Venetian Glass Museum @ Hakone, Japan, some of the photos match perfectly with this week’s a word a week challenge – Orange.  The photos here are exhibits from the museum and quite a few of them are orange. For the rest of the exhibits, they glow with an orange hue as the museum uses orange lighting  My favorite exhibit is the illuminating glass egg.

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Venetian Glass Museum @ Hakone Japan

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The Venetian Glass Museum at Hakone is set in a romantic, charming garden with mountains, canals and European cottages, you might be mistaken for a while that you have stepped into a little Venice instead of Japan.

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As you enter the garden, the most lovely thing that you would see would be the crystal arch, with curtains of crystal beads flowing down the little bridge.  It wasn’t too sunny on the day that we were there but imagine how beautiful it would have been under the glistening sun or during the fading beams of sunset.

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The museum is commonly known as the Venetian Glass Museum, but I like the alternative Japanese name that it has -箱根ガラスの森美術館, the Hakone Glass Forest, which I think represents the marvelous beaded garden very well.

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Enchanting crystal tress and glass ornaments are planted throughout the garden.

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The Palazzo Ducale Shandelier  is a standing chandelier which stems from the floor instead of from the ceiling.

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We took our time wandering around the garden, strolling along the riverbank, discovering many beautiful corners of the garden, and soaking up the Venetian moment before going into the Venetian Glass Museum.
  
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The Venetian glass works exhibited are absolutely gorgeous !! Delicate, intricate and a display of meticulous craftsmanship.

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Oh my God I love this  dazzling piece of egg here!

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Loved this wonderful museum and it’s definitely worth the visit!  Enjoy more photos below 🙂

Hakone Venetian Glass Museum Contact Info
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum Official Website
Address: 940-48 Sengokuhara,Hakone-machi,Ashigarashimo-gun,Kanagawa 250-0631, Japan
TEL:0460-86-3111 (Int’l:81-460-86-3111)  FAX:0460-86-3114

Opening Hours: Daily 9am – 5pm daily.
Entrance Fee: 1300 Yen for adults, 1100 Yen for college students, 800 yen for high school students and below.

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