Monday, April 13, 2009
poetry and sake
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?
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Labels: japan, kamigamo shrine, kyoto, period costume, poetry, sake
mochi, pounded rice,often used for sweets and senbei. here is a movie of the rice being pounded at a mochi shop in nishiki market.
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our house is rather like a frail old lady, delicate and full of charm. our kitchen has a well [note the pulley]which now is covered and has the fridge perched on top and is pretty rustic.
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].
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Labels: food, japanese, kyoto, nishki market
first day of school kyoto
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