ryoan ji


Miscellaneous photos of Kyoto :)

Today I met up with a Friend from Nara and somehow we ended up talking a lot about Kyoto :D

The above photos didn’t fit some others photos but were too nice to leave them unpublished so I decided to publish them today :D

The first one is the super famous Kinkaku-Ji which is a bit too kitschy for 
me (^-^;)
I prefer Ginkaku-Ji which looks so much more refined and calm :3
Still it does look nice and is impressive in its surroundings :)

Next is another famous place in Kyoto which is the stone garden in Ryoan-Ji :)
I liked this place a lot although I much prefer places that are not overrun by tourists :D Still it has a calm and relaxing atmosphere that did make me want to sit down and take in the view of the stone garden as well as the details of the building itself and the surrounding nature :3

I like Kyoto :3
It is a very nice place to take a stroll in the evening and explore the various neighbourhoods while enjoying the different lights illuminating the buildings and plants as well as the different subtle smells of the city :3
For me the quiet streets that are a few steps back from the main streets were the nicest :3
They had many nice stores and houses to show which were calm and the staff was always very relaxed and friendly (except for the time I put my foot into a store after hours because I didn’t notice the tiny sign saying it was closed and because they didn’t lock the door (^-^;) but I didn’t mind that I would react the same if a stranger entered my store when I closed it….

I like to daydream and dream of going back to Japan again a lot (o^-^o)

Last week was nice and I got some work done but finished nothing (^-^;)
Sorry for that :|
I’m working on a Kintsugi project :) <=you can see the progress on my Instagram ;)
I started restoring some old chisels too :D
I decided to make Kintsugi because the German customs office damaged a Mizusashi I bought online and I liked it too much to throw out the shards so I decided to start making Kintsugi :)
This is my first attempt and it is a lot of work… So until I’m done with it I’m anxious it won’t work out (^-^;) but to be honest I think this cautious approach is what makes my stuff work out most of the time :)
I took some nice photos of the process though :3
I think I could be finished in about a week :D

I wish everyone a great new week with sweet dreams and the feeling of progress on things you are working on (^-^)/