Monday, April 13, 2009
my favorite shrine is kamigamo. we're just back from a festival there where they re-create a heian era pastime of writing poetry in the garden and floating cups of sake down the stream in little lacquer cups on the back of a wooden duck. everyone in fabulous period costume. what could be better?
spent a lovely day at nishiki market, a 100 year old, mind-blowing covered food market in kyoto. every version of fish, pickles, pickled fish, seaweed, tea, veggies, and the most beautiful sweeties in the world [though, maybe not the tastiest].