Japan Tour 2017 – Day 14


Day 14. Leaving Okinawa for Kyoto. The architecture in all of Okinawa was so ugly to my eye. This was outside the front door of our hotel. We realized that everything had been bombed during the war and this is what has been built since. The people and the textiles more than made up however.



Beautiful beautiful Kyoto. We walked along some residential streets on our first day in Kyoto and I loved seeing the beauty here. This is what I seek out in Japan. This is an old style building with the second floor being very low. It would have been where the servants lived. The slits for windows upstairs were for collecting crickets we were told. They they would have been kept in small cages. I remember seeing the cages at Cost Plus when we came to San Francisco in the 60s.



A more modern style with a taller second floor next door to the old style house.



Outside a doorway on our walk. The natural rock made a nice bench.



Many doorways had pretty flowers. Never mind the red box.



Another doorway.



Another doorway.



Our goal was to visit a famous gold leaf artist, Mr. Yasushi Noguchi. It will take a whole other post to tell about our wonderful visit.

2 thoughts on “Japan Tour 2017 – Day 14

  1. I loved the doorways in Kyoto and surrounding neighborhoods too. Many, many pictures and each a lovely individual study.

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