Random Kyoto

Note:  this  —  and all Super Technical photos below —  taken with my phone.

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Earlier today, at 9:15 a.m., I taxi’d with clients to a meeting with Such’n’such Company.  Met until 11:30.  Lunch at that okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) place in Gion at Shi-jo & Nawate-dori.  Then with a few hours til our next, late afternoon meeting, we all walked to Kiyomizu-dera.  In August.  The heat and humidity that makes Kyoto famous put on a show for us.  It was pretty brutal.  We took a taxi back to the hotel.  Another hour to r & r, and clean up, and then we all met in the lobby in the late afternoon to go to our next meeting.  It went well.  After that, dinner with a local professional at a quiet, out of the way restaurant.  A really, really nice dinner.  I’m thinking all business meetings should be done in one’s socks.  The meeting part went pretty well.

These are some photos I took on my earlier morning walk around San-jo, Awataguchi, Gion, and then on the way to and at Kiyomizu-dera.

Furukawa Market. Before business hours. Kyoto. August 1.

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Along the Shirakawa, between San-jo and Gion. Kyoto. August 1.

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Seems more of a Proclamation than a question. San-jo street. Kyoto. August 1.

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Shi-jo street, from Yasaka Shrine. Kyoto. August 1.

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Early morning in Gion, along Shi-jo. Kyoto. August 1.

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Gion, Shirakawa. Kyoto. August 1.

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Mailbox. Gion. Kyoto. August 1.

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Gion. Kyoto. August 1. This one just needs to be in B&W. I've my reasons..

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Gion house. Detail. Kyoto. August 1.

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Prayers to Kamisama. Yasaka-jinja. Kyoto. August 1.

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Lanterns ("chochin"). Yasaka-jinja. Kyoto. August 1.

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Poster. Not a bad J-Pop band. Look 'em up. Kyoto. August 2011.

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People posing. In front of Kiyomizu-dera. Kyoto. August 1.

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Nice orchid. Westin Miyako lobby. Kyoto. August 1.

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To Osaka for the day tomorrow.

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Lagniappe.

"Manager's Choice." On the wall at Coffee House. Nawate Street. Kyoto. 2011.

At the very top it just says (restaurant’s) recommendations.

Then, reading downward, it goes from a traditional Kyoto-style cookie, to octopus fritters, to tasty Kyoto frothy tea au lait (with frothy green tea) to tasty Kyoto frothy green tea parfait.  Cool.  Oh, and everything on the menu is available from 5:00 p.m. til 5:00 a.m.

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