Saturday, October 13, 2007

Kyoto and Nara:

I'll let the pictures do the talking:

Rokuon-Ji, Kyoto. The pavillion is covered in gold leaf:

The gardens at Rokuon-Ji:

Tea rooms on the river front in Kyoto:

Todai-Ji, Nara:

The Virocaba Buddha inside is almost 15m tall:

Nara, from a temple on the hillside:

A beautiful garden in the smallest of spaces

Kyomizu-Ji, (Clear Water Temple):

Modern technology meets an age old ritual. UV Lights disinfect the long handled cups used to collect the temple's holy spring water:

Osaka University International Guest House is in the middle of a peaceful expanse of bamboo:

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