July 16, 2018

Flag of Kakigōri

Mr.Young Men, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto
SONY Xperia Z3
ミスター ヤングメン(京都市中京区寺町通四条上る)

From Wikipedia, Kakigōri (かき氷) is a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavored with syrup and a sweetener, often condensed milk. Popular flavors include strawberry, cherry, lemon, green tea, grape, melon, "Blue Hawaii", sweet plum, and colorless syrup. Some shops provide colorful varieties by using two or more syrups. To sweeten kakigōri, condensed or evaporated milk is often poured on top of it. (Read more...)

July 12, 2018

Sacred Lotus

Hōkongō-in Temple, Ukyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
法金剛院(京都市右京区花園扇野町)

Construction of Hōkongō-in(法金剛院)began in 1129, and it took shape as a temple in the course of several years. The garden at the time of establishment centered on a large pond with yarimizu(遣り水)streams and pebble beaches, but the greater part of the pond has been burried and now lies under the modern city. At present, the hill called Goisan(五位山)and the waterfall stone arrangement called Seijo no taki(青女の瀧)at its foot retain their original appearance. This waterfall was built by gardener priests, first Rinken(林賢), and then Tokudaiji Hōgen Jōi(徳大寺法眼静意)who supervised its final completion in 1133. The garden is designated a national special scenic spot, and is located in Ukyō-ku(右京区), Kyōto City.

July 07, 2018

Muddy Stream of Kamo-gawa River


From Sanjō Bridge, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
濁流(京都市中京区の三条大橋より)

At least 50 people are dead and about 50 missing due to torrential rains which continued to fall Saturday across a wide area of western Japan, causing landslides and flooding that destroyed homes and swept away cars. Emergency warnings were in effect for Kyōto and Gifu prefectures but lifted in Nagasaki, Saga, Fukuoka, Tottori, Hiroshima, Okayama and Hyōgo prefectures.

June 25, 2018

Shop Window

Asoko Store, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto
lm Finepix X100
ASOKO(京都市中京区河原町通四条上る)

June 21, 2018

Rose of Sharon

Seimei High School, Kita-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
京都府立清明高校(京都市北区小山南大野町)