Sunday, April 7, 2013

Raining in Kyoto

 Taking photos in the rain continues to be problematic... adjusting the lens, adjusting the f-stop, clutching an umbrella and keeping the rain off the camera... all too difficult. It wasn't until in the evening that i thought perhaps set it on auto during the rain!
The umbrella in the shot adds to the concept of shooting in the rain.
I brought Broadway to Kyoto!

We took a walk to Kiyomizu Temple. It is located halfway up Otowa Mountain in the eastern part of Kyoto City.
Kiyomizu-dera is an historic temple that was established in 778, even before Kyoto became the capital of Japan.

 To get there we past plain and interesting modern architecture. It may look dull and grey in this shot but the shape of the building we found quite interesting.

We started our walk through the Gion district

Love the packaging and presentation of things.

 And eventually arrived at the temple

 We met Sakurako and her son Takumi for lunch at the Kyoto Station complex. In the middle of the department store there was a tea house. We had green tea noodles and green tea ice cream. Delicious.

Masako (Sakurako's mother), Testuya (her dad) and Sakurako prepared a delicious te maki sushi meal for us. We sat and chatted and were entertained by Takumi.

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