What I love most about visiting Japan are the little things. Like the hooks supporting the noren. Almost invisible
Even though Kiyomizu-dera is under construction, there is still so much to do in Kyoto so spending an extra day there.
Segment #7: Walk around Nijō Castle from 3 pm to 5 pm (supposedly this place is very busy in the middle of the day). Tour Sanjo-kai Shotengai. Gotta see the Matatabi-sha Shrine which is right inside the shopping arcade.
Segment #8: 9 am paper shopping at Kamiji Kakimoto followed by 10 am tea at Ippodo. What should I buy at KIX? Last time got Hiyoko (ひよ子) at NRT (see picture above).
It has not been a hot summer. Nevertheless I’m enjoying thinking about a cold winter day. Thinking about walking through the Christmas Tree selections outside the market. Thinking about falling snow falling. Falling.
Also thinking about the seasons that have passed us by.
[April] Checking out his grandma’s quilts; she gets her patterns from St Jacobs
[May] Ramble around St James Cemetery: “There is nothing more romantic than graveyards in the spring. The memories of others, the scent of lilac and, going down a flight of stairs, a sense of hanami (花見)”
i++ reading reading my tea leaves which reminds me of how internet used to be
i++ updating seasonal decoration
i++ remembering my walk along that beach in tierra del fuego
i++ reminding myself not to buy too many unnecessary things when I land in Japan in two weeks!
St Lawrence market open until 7 pm on Fridays!
i++ he makes a really good dressing with lots of vigorous whisking so haven’t bought dressing for a while; today felt like Brianna’s Lemon Tarragon (the fragrance as I massage the kale and sprinkle the pine nuts)
i++ no salt added canned chick pea for when we forget to soak
i++ also mutenka dashi katsuo @ lively life
i++ hot italian sausage @ whitehouse for BBQ with Mum + Dad
i++ whole wheat bagels @ St. Urbain Bagels (first company to introduce Montreal-style bagels to Toronto)
i++ garlic chips @ peter’s