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Emi Ota
Emi Ota

Nationality: Japan
Course: Internship
Program: Internship
Period: Sept 1,2016- Sept 30,2017


I am an intern photographer and assistant at Accademia Riaci.
I quit my job as a photographer in Japan and came here with my husband who wanted to work at a restaurant in Italy. I took a Gelato Internship Course at Accademia Riaci meanwhile.
After my new challenge, however, I began to think that there was more possibility in the photography field in Italy so I decided to go back to my area of expertise and restart.
I love coffee, so I enjoy visiting coffee bars in and around town.
I hope I can let you know useful and helpful Italian daily-life and school information in my reports.

Mar. 10, 2017 | Posted in Blog, Internship , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Emi Ota | Course: Internship

Internship 15-Internship Course 2016


I went shopping for a newborn baby gift for my friend.
There are shops selling toys and baby clothes, but I wasn’t sure about the right size and my friend’s taste. When I was looking for a shop for baby’s ware and mother’s goods, I found this great shop.

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There was a sewing machine in the shop, so I assumed everything in this shop was handmade. The reverse side of bibs was made with pile fabric with cute prints.
I bought a portable diaper-changing pad that would come in handy out of the house.
Unlike Japan, you don’t see a lot of public restroom with diaper changing space in Italy. That could be why this kind of pad is popular here. These pads were made with pile fabric with various cute prints as well.
Their gift-wrapping was so gorgeous with a paper bag decorated with pretty cloths. I was so happy that I was able to find such a wonderful gift!

Cri Cri Articoli Per Bambini
Via Il Prato, 45, 50123 Firenze

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And I found another nice shop nearby. This shop was more for kids in bigger size. There were many stylish clothes and goods for kids in this shop.

Baby Bottega
Via Il Prato, 53-55R, 50123 Firenze

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