Saturday, April 27, 2013

A rock in the tide

This street was lined with overpriced souvenirs as it leads people up to Kiyomizu-dera.

This monk stood still for minutes as we walked past this throng of tourists. The look of disdain on his face, as he watched people queue for crappy trinkets, was sobering.

It made me think that Japans religion has become a commercialised tourist trap rather than a spiritual retreat. But if the commercialisation of their temples means they can maintain this bit of history and I get to see it, it cant be that bad. Lighten up Monk :p

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A man and his dog

While on our way to the Kirin Beer Factory in Tokyo, we waited at a train crossing with this guy and his cute lil dog. The dogs in Japan are all really small. We didn't see anything bigger than a small terrier.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Not another cat photo... but he's cute!