March 20, 2011 at 2:42 am (Jumbled Jabbering)
Before heading to Japan, we were understandably apprehensive. We had booked our flights and hotels before the disaster struck, and despite the fact that Kyoto hadn’t been directly affected, the whole country was in crisis. We decided to wait things out, and once in Korea, we made necessary phone calls and were reassured that all was well in Kyoto. Actually, once there, one would never have known what was going on in the north aside from the news casts.
At our hotel, there were events happening in the ballrooms which afforded us a glimpse of beautiful Japanese women dressed in traditional garb. After asking to take her photo, she asked the same of us.
These three young ladies were more than happy to pose for a photo:
Every evening we saw many women dressed up like this. It was stunning.
Walking through the streets of Kyoto, there are temples and shrines absolutely everywhere. In fact, it feels like every block has a couple of shrines and or temples. This one we found as we were exploring the Nishiki Market which I’ll write about later.