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... more time being creative and writing is something i really enjoy, so watch this space, i will be asking you to proof read my book soon and then buy a copy. With our creative sides re-energised we left the restaurant in search of a little bar and there, down a small side street was a sign saying "bar and live music." Kyoto bars are not like English pubs and although i thought the bar looked empty, Shohei said it was a good place ...
... costumes. Everything was brilliant but the singing, which was certainly to our ear like a cats chorus.
A walk along Ponto-Cho another atmospheric street, a few drinks and a meal then we head home.
One of the highlights of the day was the tea ceremony performed by a geisha and her maiko at the theatre for which we had front row seats. Although we were not served a cuppa we got to see a real insight in to the culture and traditions of ...
THURSDAY- We started our day around 9:30, heading just outside Kyoto to
Tenryu-ji Temple (Tenryu Shisezen-ji), located in Susukinobaba-cho, Ukyo
Ward —is the head temple of the Tenryū branch of Rinzai Zen Buddhism,
located in. It is a UNESCO heritage site, the temple was built in the
16th Century and has sustained 8 fires, but was rebuilt with the
original design and materials. The garden around the temple was
... to myself that everyday is a gift, and I truly believe it. I prayed again for life to bring me exactly what I need. On my way to Skytree I was stopped by a woman that asked if I wanted to meet Buddha. There was a practice going on upstairs. I've always been interested in Buddhism, but have never taken the time to learn or practice it. I agreed to join her and we went upstairs. We did a joint chant, and then she tried to sell me on the religion of True Buddhism. I felt ...
... This was just laughably not enough time; I felt like banging my head against a wall every time we got on a train, because we’d seen one thing and left nine more on the table. I could spend the whole year in Japan, easy.
On the other hand, it was a relief to be leaving Japan for a place where I didn’t have to be worried about being accidentally rude all the time. The social etiquette in Japan is unbelievably complicated; I think ...