June 24th, 2015

Colors

Kansai Pictures, Part Third. Finally!

On day 3 of my Kansai trip, I went to Kyoto. (This was seven weeks ago, but I'm flaky about posting pictures. On this trip, I was also flaky about taking them; all of these were taken with my phone, rather than my proper camera.) My old friend Mike met me when I got off the bus, and we went to the Toji-in Temple.


This striking Daruma image stands at the entrance to Toji-in.


The garden is extraordinary.










Mike and I had lunch at this 'Cafe Bianco.'


It was bright and cheerful.


Mike went back to his job, and I hung around another temple.


Ryōan-ji Temple is a place where people go to take pictures of rocks.






I stayed for a while, sat on a bench with a book. It was quiet and calming there.




In the evening, Mike and I went to touristy Gion for a meal.


And a drink.


When we came back to Kobe, we wrapped up the evening with a round of Kobe Knockouts at International Bar Nasty House.