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14 January 2013 @ 11:58 pm
Adventures in Kyoto: Picspam of DOOM (Part II)  
OK, so, I am *totally* being lazy on this one. Instead of doing short descriptions I numbered the photos -- got questions about a photo? tell me the number and i'll tell you all about it? (yes, i am a dork, but a dork with finished homework and a deadline to sleep!)

so, without further ado:

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brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on January 14th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'll go. I want to know about orangey 11, the monorail/view in 14, the misty pool in 24 and 62 make that 60, because gorgeous meal setups are always good to hear about.

Edited at 2013-01-14 08:15 pm (UTC)
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on January 15th, 2013 11:20 am (UTC)
YAY! thank you for playing sweetie!!

Ok:

11. This is part of a whole series at the same complex - Fushimi-Inari-Taisha ... shrine dedicated to gods of rice and sake by the Hata family in the 8th century. I wandered the entire 4km path that is basically series of steps through these orange "torii" gates, up to the top of the hill and viewed some of the 40,000 Inari shrines. What you're looking at in pic 11 is the view from the top - each torii has on the back the date it was erected on the right and the name and city affiliation of the sponsor on the left.

14. On that same climb - this is me coming back down the mountain at about 11 am. It's not actually a monorail, but a train line that you see snaking through the city. Japan does love its trains. But that's also one of the best views of Kyoto I captured. As the guy who sat behind me on one of my first bus trips said, "So basically it's big and flat"

24. Actually, not mist at all! That's pure reflective water and what you're seeing is sky and tree limbs making it look sorta misty-like. This was at Tenjuan - one of the temples of Nanzenji that has just the most amazing garden ever. I got there first thing in the morning and it was only me and one other person walking around taking pictures.

60! I'm so glad you asked about this one! At the hotel I stayed at I went ahead and got the room + traditional japanese breakfast everyday. So this is approx what I got five days running. From left to right: white bowl with blue band = rice, blue bowl = soy-based dipping sauce for medium-firm tofu simmering in very very light broth (almost water) with fresh onions and some green frondy thing that was kind of like parsley in the heated brown pot. The dark-brown bowl = another kind of tofu in a thicker broth, the tofu texture itself a little like snot... strangely tasty though. The blue pot is the ubiquitous tea (you get a whole pot to yourself). The white-with-blue-flowers on the inside bowl = a third kind of tofu - soft with finely shredded green onion and carrot. A tea cup in the back with tea, a coffee cup with coffee, and then in the black lacquer box contains five different pickled vegetables. Front and center is a piece of salmon, another kind of pickled veggie (seaweed i think) and the pink things which honestly I have no idea what they are, but they're mellow and sort of sweet flavored. SO MUCH FOOD every day. Oh, and I forgot - somewhere on that table but out of the shot is a bowl of miso soup too. Starting out the day like that I mostly didn't eat lunch.

phew! that was fun!