Kyoto weekend

KyotoGate at Kodai-ji Temple

Taking advantage of the long weekend in July, I made a short trip to western Japan. One day was spent seeking peace at a zen temple with calming garden in front of its terrace. Continue reading Kyoto weekend


Sawara Festival

Big Festival of Sawara 2015  佐原の大祭

When I visited the beautiful historical town of Sawara, the people in town pointed at the posters on the wall and said I should come back to see the big festival. Arriving half way into the day’s procession, I found local people still as friendly and chatty, not stressed out or anything. Continue reading Sawara Festival