Japan with kids #9

13 Apr

Geisha sighting in Gion district in Kyoto.Thousand paper cranes at Shinto Shrine.
Let’s hope whoever needed it got better.Designer Japanese shrimp crackers.  The packaging of all these products is so beautiful.  I wanted to buy one of every kind ( but it would have cost a fortune)Zen version of a sand castle.  Very impressive.Nico disappeared with my camera and came back with this amazing shot of a parasol.One of Japan’s most famous images.  Unfortunately it was closed off to tourists.  I was tempted to jump the rope though.  Very tempted.Not just another cherry blossom.  But a weeping cherry blossom…Fortunes tied on temple trees.First a samurai sword.  Now a ninja star.  Seriously…we’re usually quite a calm and peaceful family.Miss Coco contemplating life on the Philosopher’s Path.Department store melons for the bargain price of 150 euro ($185).


6 Responses to “Japan with kids #9”

  1. grammao April 13, 2012 at 02:39 #

    all I can say is WOW – what an experience – even for me, to see it through your eyes. Nico’s shot is remarkable. He has quite an eye. Home tomorrow with a lifetime of memories. Talk soon,

  2. cilia1 April 13, 2012 at 08:34 #

    valiezen volgeladen met al dat moois? in iedergeval wel duizend foto’s en mooie herinneringen
    veilige vlucht terug naar huis

  3. Kat April 13, 2012 at 08:52 #

    im seriously enjoying your shots of Japan. and the zen sculpture – i feel good just looking at it. 🙂

    • jc April 15, 2012 at 07:33 #

      Thanks Kat! We just arrived back in Italy and we’re still in awe at what an amazing trip it was. We were all sad to leave….

  4. Cath April 16, 2012 at 09:21 #

    I’ve really enjoyed your photos and can’t wait to travel with my twins (just a few more years I think!)

  5. classicplay April 20, 2012 at 00:57 #

    Couple things. I’m just going to go with list form. Hope you don’t mind:

    1. That Nico has a great eye.
    2. The fortunes tied on the temple tree made me smile. It’s hopes, dreams, good will and art all rolled into one.
    3. I know my kids would go for the ninja stars but I don’t think they’d make it through customs. Once, I tried to take a flight with an unopened container of soap in my carry on. It got confiscated. Soap. TSA is crazy serious.
    4. Those melons better have gold inside. Or when opened, unlock the mysteries of the universe. I would be sorely disappointed if I spent $185 on a melon and all I got was, a melon.

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