Two Shikoku Trips // Farewell Presentation // Vegan Party in Osaka // Display Change // Last day! Thursday was my last day at Kiseki no Hoshi, and I’m flying to the USA today. I can’t believe it! I’m sure that I only just got here. Didn’t I? Luckily the last few weeks have been very busy so I haven’t… Read More I’ll Miss You, Japan!
Ueyakato Zoen // Murin-an // Secret Garden // Keihanna Memorial Park // Nanzen-ji Hello! I’ve been very quiet on the blog/instagram front recently- hopefully you haven’t missed my updates too much – for three main reasons: I’m deep in the denial stage of mourning about the fact that I have to leave Japan in just… Read More Being a Gardener in Kyoto
Ikebana 生け花 Class at Ikenobo // Tea Ceremony 茶の湯 at Sumiya Ryokan Ikebana and tea ceremony are two of the fundamental pillars of Japanese high culture* and any person wishing to be considered refined (one of my top wishes, actually) should be trained in both. Though both originated as men-only activities, both became a requirement for women to master… Read More Learning to Be a Lady
Kyoto (Gion, Kawaramachi, Nishiki Market) // Tenryuji-en // Kokedera // Jizo-in // Arashiyama Bamboo Grove //Okochi Sanso // Ryoanji // Toji-in // Myoshinji (Taizo-in etc) // Daitokuji (Zuiho-in, Daisen-in, Ryogen-in, Koto-in) // Yasaka Shrine & Maruyama Park // Chion-in // Shoren-in // International Manga Museum I think I have Zen Blindness. As you may be… Read More Komorebi & Karesansui
First trip to Kyoto // Kinkaku-ji // Kitano Tenmangu Shrine // Imperial Household Agency I will spend a lot of time in Kyoto over the next 3 months, and for good reason: it is the place for gardens in Japan. There are tonnes, and loads of amazing temples too. It’s not surprising, since it was… Read More Capitals of Japan: Kyoto