I started out at the hotel close to Marutamachi and opposite of the imperial palace :) <=I mentioned the hotel before ;)
I’m fascinated by old Japanese homes :3 Compared to new homes every detail was made by someone imprinting his own methods, mood and history on the pieces he made :) This, to me, makes them friendly homes that were made with the people living in them in mind :)
Just think of how much skill it took to cut everything that way using hand tools how effective the carpenters must have been to provide a home to people at an affordable price :) European houses are quite crudely made compared to those…
The fourth from the top is one of my favourites and I would like to live there, take care of it, enjoy the view of the river below or just just work on my motorbike in the entrance :D
I like how every corner and street in Kyoto offers a different view and the chance to discover something nice in the midst of the city :3
I want to visit Kyoto again (๑´•.̫ • `๑)
Last weekend I visited my parents and it was the first time I didn’t manage to do anything in the workshop (^-^;) It was a very nice weekend though :3 My mother devoted so much time to cook so many nice meals for us :,) I felt very happy and thankful :,) Also I said good bye to a friend who’s returning to Japan soon (-_-) I’m happy we met and I’m looking forward to meeting all my friends who returned to Japan next year :)
Today I got good news :) The company I had the job interview with last Tuesday accepted me and I’m going to be working for a good company soon :3 I’m happy to have a job soon and looking forward to my financial independence :) I’ll work as an electrical engineer for designing control cabinets and circuits :) I hope I can do well and make people feel confident in my skills :) I’ll focus on applying for work in Japan while working there :) <=I’m feeling a little sad because I feel like the boss there hopes to keep me for the rest of my career… We’ll see :)
Today I found out that my radiator is leaking (not much it is more like it is dripping :) and it leaked on a workpiece I’ve spent some hours on and ruined it (; _ ;) <=It is stained and warped and twisted (; _ ;) Hopefully they’ll fix it tomorrow and fortunately it didn’t run on my drills laying right next to it (>_<;)
I tried to make Chashaku today but I screwed up and need to find another solution (^-^;) <=The thinly cut and steamed bamboo cracked while I was bending it so now I’ll try increasing the radius at the bend :)
I wish everyone a great new week with good news and sweet dreams of your favourite foods (^-^)/
Ginkaku-ji 銀閣寺 by PV9007 Photography Via Flickr: 正称：「慈照寺」
Actual name: Jishou-ji
Being one of the most-famous sights of Kyoto, Ginkaku-ji doesn’t need to be explained any further (I guess).
As many Zen gardens, it is particularly interesting in late May/earle June, when the Satsuki (Azalea) are blooming.