Oct. 22, 2016 Today is the day of Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages). People wearing authentic costumes of each era marched in the procession. How beautiful!
Sep.3, 2016 Today I went to Byodoin Temple. I bought matcha green tea flavored soft serve ice cream at a tea house near the temple, Masuda Chaho. I liked it!
Aug. 27, 2016 In Japan, lotuses are often associated with Gokuraku Jodo (Pure Land of Amitabha). Today as I walked around Byodoin Temple, I found the relaxing lotus pond!
Aug. 16, 2016 Every year on August 16th, giant bonfires on mountains in Kyoto are lit calmly. One of the mountains is popularly known as “Hidari Daimonji.”