Sunday, November 9, 2008

Kyoto on Sunday

incense sticks to place

large Buddha-like statue

interesting way the flowers grow

zen garden

walking through an older area in Kyoto
Maiko girls -- notice the look the girl on the left is giving Chris (he's to the left of me)

more Maiko girls and their protectors (or stalkers ;) )

our lunch -- I am going to miss the variety of items you get with these types of dishes

beautiful hills


traditional singing and dancing on boats in the river

really cool bamboo walkway (it was darker than the picture portrays)
I changed the contrast of the picture and brightened it up

really nice small shops -- a lot of pottery and home-made looking goods

a random temple/garden we went to...really beautiful moss and trees

I love this picture--it almost doesn't look real.
The pinkish-red color you see in the middle is
the red leaves from trees behind this garden.

You can find these types of gardens many many places in Japan--
Many of these gardens are in random neighborhoods in
empty plots of land between houses.
I wonder if this is how the U.S. will eventually become--each neighborhood
taking on a plot of land to grow garden.