Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Great Second Life Destinations: Blue Lotus Okiya, Winter in the Mountains of Japan



Blue Lotus Okiya is a virtualization of the mountainous coast and interior "spine" of Japan. It reminds me very much of  the area around Kyoto Japan -- which I have visited and was charmed by in real life. Blue Lotus Okiya, which dates back to 2007 is a roleplay and retail sim, one that looks very authentic. I found the layout of the islands against the mountains and water, and the charm of all the buildings to make this a must-see Second Life Destination. The island looks particularly gorgeous in its winter setting, with soft snows reflecting the Northern Lights which were visible from the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido  in 2015.

We will review another beautiful destination set in the snowy mountains of Japan, Neko no Jinja, here tomorrow.

To visit this highly recommended destination:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden%20Land/128/61/26




All photography in the posting uses Windlight sky setting !!JUICYBOMB.COM - Gogo Hearts SL, which gives a nice warm grey tone to both interior and exterior shots. You can download all 5 Juicybomb windlight sky settings here:
http://juicybomb.com/2012/07/16/juicybomb-com-studio-windlight-settings/


See how this destination looked in an impressive summer setting in 2014 here:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2014/05/great-second-life-destinations-blue.html




See more blog coverage and excellent photography of this destination at:

World of Yana (Note- Yana reviews and photographs gorgeous Japanese destinations that otherwise may not be discovered by other bloggers):
http://yana.slmame.com/e1561604.html

Real Virtual (Echt Virtuell), a great photography blog:
http://echtvirtuell.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/simtipp-blue-lotus-okiya.html




Looking for more places to visit?

Check out  my reviews of  other gorgeous Second Life winter snows destinations in 2 wrap-up posts:

December 23, 1015  (12 destinations):
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2015/12/second-life-holidaydestination-wrap-up.html

January 1, 2016  (7 destinations):
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/01/great-second-life-destinations-visit.html

Check out Scoop.It! Second Life Destinations for current coverage of more great places to visit:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations
















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