Tuesday, May 30, 2006
The reason you go to Kyoto
One of the things I LOVE about Japan is the culture. The old culture of Japan. Temples and monks in the mountains, Japanese art and of course another kind of Japanese art - the kimono. It really is an artform here. People take classes to study it, how to to wear it, how to make them. There are many different kinds of kimono and there is a proper time and place to wear each of them. We went to Kyoto with a friend and her mom who was visiting Japan. It was raining quite a bit and everyone was carrying their umbrellas as they were exploring the various temples in Kyoto. It was just a usual visit until we saw these young girls coming down the stairs in their kimono and lacquered umbrellas in the misty rain. It took my breath away. I hope it takes yours away too.