Sunday, June 21, 2009
we spent a wonderful day wandering around nishijin, our old neighborhood where the kimono making industry is based. spinning, dying, weaving, designing, handpainting all happens here. the first images are of raw silk, then there's a pic of the weaving patterns, the next batch shows an artist hand painting a kimono.
strong sweet green tea [macha] poured over shaved ice the consistency of spun sugar, topped with sweet azuki beans and mochi and macha jelly and macha ice cream. what could be better in the summer heat.