Monthly Archives: March 2015

Passage

On the first day that I was in Kyoto in February, I stood at the threshold of this Gion passage.  I waited.  Perhaps if I stood long enough and hoped intensely enough, a person would emerge from one of the … Continue reading

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Kea Auto Care

Welcome to Kea Auto Care.  We are here to give your car our expert attention.   No area – above, below or in-between, will be overlooked by our sharp eyes (and beaks). Our friendly staff will peck all the surfaces to see if there are … Continue reading

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Small Gardens

Wood, stone, screens, plants, maybe a lantern.  It doesn’t take much, except centuries of artistic sophistication, to create evocative welcoming space.  Less is more. The Japanese wrote the book when it comes to style and mood. Here is a tribute to what can … Continue reading

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Kyoto Photo Journal

Whenever I tell people I am going to Japan for a week, they are horrified.  “How could you travel so far for such a short time?”  Each time I go, my trip is always intense.  By the end I am exhausted, … Continue reading

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Baikasai

February 25th is Baikasai: Plum Viewing Festival.  It is held at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. In this ceremony for the masses, maiko and geiko from Kamishichiken prepare and serve green tea.   I am reminded of the Bible story of the … Continue reading

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Sister Support

I haven’t even posted photos of Day 1 of Satsuki’s erikae walk yet.   Though I certainly will, for the moment I would like to fast-forward to Day 2.  I caught something special which I would like to share. Satsuki, like … Continue reading

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The Gift of Art

Three days ago I returned home from Kyoto.  There is so much to tell that I hardly know where to begin.  I will endeavour to share my stories and photos over the next few weeks on my blog. I had … Continue reading

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