Monthly Archives: September 2018

Textiles of Hiroshi Saito at Honen-in in Kyoto

Posted on September 5, 2018 by Toothpicker


Honen-in temple by the Philosopher's path
The older I get, the more I believe that everything happens for a reason, which includes the people we encounter over the course of our lifetime. And since I started running my own business, I discovered that when you follow your heart and passion, you are [...]

This post was posted in Japanese designs, Travel, Anything Japanese, Kyoto, Contemporary crafts, Design, Japan, Textiles, natural dyeing and was tagged with Japanese designs, Kyoto, contemporary crafts, textiles, natural dyeing, Hiroshi Saito

Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum in Kyoto

Posted on September 3, 2018 by Toothpicker

I have wanted to visit Japanese potter, Kawai Kanjiro's former house - now his Memorial Museum for a long time. Yet for some reason, I never made it until this trip... it was a timely visit as the museum was like a quiet sanctuary compared to hassle and bustle in the [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Calligraphy, Art, Traditional arts & crafts, Anything Japanese, Kyoto, Japanese art, ceramics & potteries, Carving, Japan and was tagged with museums, Kyoto, Japanese architecture, calligraphy, pottery, wood carving, Kawai Kanjiro museum

'Kanko kogai' (tourism pollution) in Kyoto

Posted on September 2, 2018 by Toothpicker

The usually tranquil Philosopher's path was full of tourists with selfie sticks during the cherry blossom period
I have been warned and I knew when I struggled to find accommodations three months before my trip, yet I still went to Kyoto during the sakura season. It was not my plan to visit [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Nature, Social issues, Anything Japanese, Kyoto, Japan, Mass tourism and was tagged with nature, Kyoto, Japan, cherry blossom, mass tourism

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