alone in kyoto pt. 3

thursday morning i met my new friend and went to a huge flea market. i bought ten vintage matchboxes. that afternoon we walked around arashiyama, an area in western kyoto. i saw my first pomegranate tree and had my first taste of sanshuko dango.

friday we went to nara, a city south of kyoto. nara was the capital of japan from 710 to 794 and is still home to the worlds largest wooden building, todai-ji temple. inside the temple is a giant bronze buddha with nostrils big enough to crawl through. and surrounding the temple are parks with wild deer, looking for snacks. it is a pretty incredible place. #gallery-1135-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1135-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1135-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1135-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */