My impressions of Japan continue to build. Very favourable ones so far, of a country teeming with a population of millions, yet somehow able to provide a strong sense of personal space despite this fact.
Most photos here are from from a visit on the cable car up to Mt Hiei where of all things, there is a garden based on French impressionist paintings. Very surreal. Lovely, but surreal. It's just weird to be on the top of a Japanese mountain in a manufactured European setting.
This hoop is for you to throw clay tiles through (after you've written your wishes on them.) If they go through, your wish is sure to come true! None of ours made it. Good thing we're not superstitious or in S's case the All Blacks may now lose! (again).
Dahlias as big as a baby's head.
On the walk from the bus~stop home, we were treated to a dramatic sunset among cloud.
In Steve's hood, there is a canal on the way to the bus stop where it's possible to see heron (grey and white).
E gets her groceries delivered by van. A great way to do your shopping I think.
Today we are off to an international golf torni in Uji, as well as a visit to the Tales of Genji museum. (Would it surprise anyone to know that it is the latter that I am most looking forward to?)