One Year Ago Today (Nov 8, 2009)
I was in beautiful Kyoto for several days last November. I had a few meetings with both long-time and new colleagues. During the day I had a couple of free hours and made a point to walk around familiar stomping grounds (going back to college student days when I was a 30 min train ride outside of Kyoto, on the Keihan Line). Shoren-in, a 15-20 minute walk from the little inn where I was staying (but I got in trouble with Kay-san a couple of times for coming in past curfew. Yes, there’s a curfew, which is quaint in its way, but can be a pain sometimes. More on Three Sisters Inn in this story, “A Night in Kyoto.”), and 10 minutes walk from Heian Shrine, was one of my stops.
I got to take a late afternoon, sunset stroll, too. I took the photo while standing on the western edge of Kurodani-dera (temple), looking out over the northern edge of Kyoto’s Okazaki District, across the city and towards the Western Mountains.