Kyoto photo special
Here are a few of the photos that I've taken with my mobile phone camera over the last couple of weeks and haven't had a chance to use so far.
I hope you'll like them and if you have any questions I'll try to answer as best I can.
We can see this sight quite often. A narrow back street near my house. The white line shows where you should walk.
This is how it works! It is fixed but can be pivoted to angle off the sun or the rain.
I'd love to feel as cool as a penguin!
A wooden hoyse in Kyoto. Sadly these are being knocked down all the time to build apartment blocks.
You can see these lanterns all over the city this month.
I've used this one before but I like it and I haven't got any of Hoko in the day, sorry!
Here is another street sign for no smoking in the city centre.
Here we can see a serving vessel for sake and three slightly different types of cups. The wooden one is used for special occasions like weddings. In this case it is from the 60th anniversary party of my main university Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.
Lots of places around the world have these now. A keiten sushi restaurant is where the plates of sushi move around and you pick what you like.
Each kind of sushi has a different price which you can check by the colour of the plate.
This is often the kind of view people have in mind when they think of Kyoto.
But there are other beautiful views too! Shame about the last minute defending.
Even in the very centre of Kyoto you can find temples and shrines. This one is in the heart of the shopping area.
A bigger temple on the edge of the city. They often have many steps leading up to them.
In the day but especially in the evenings in the summer you can see many ladies wearing light cotton 'yukata' or kimono.
Here we can see a 'Maiko' or trainee Geisha on her way to entertain at a party.
I hope that you enjoyed looking through these photos. I'd love to hear your comments and questions.
Best Wishes Simon
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