Since I’m spending the next three weeks in Japan, I won’t be able to give you much sewing related updates. So if you’re not interested in reading about Japan, I suggest you check back in a few weeks.
We’ve been busy exploring the last couple of days so my documentation is lagging a bit behind. After a long flight (~12h), we got on a shinkansen (really fast train) that took us from Tokyo station to Kyoto in less than 3h. After settling in at the house we’ve rented and eating a bento-box from the nearby combini (convenient store), we spent the rest of the evening resting.
The next day, we started exploring the nearby area. It didn’t take long to find the first temple, Kiyomizu-dera temple. I had no idea that the temple area would be so big! I don’t remember what it was called but there was this cool building you could go down into (after taking your shoes off). When we reached the bottom of the stairs, it was completely dark and we had to hold on to a railing in order to walk forward. After a while we reached a holy stone and while holding a hand on it, we made a wish.
In the evening we went looking for food and found ourselves in a pizzeria. Apparently, japanese pizza looks like nothing I’ve seen before. It contained potato, carrot, broccoli, cauliflower, minced meat, parma ham and shimeiji mushrooms. It was very delicious!