After seeing Kinkakuji, we took a LONG bus ride to Gion. The streets in a small area are preserved so they look at they originally did.
Mom and Brittany in Gion.
A lucky door decoration.
Strolling in Gion.
Would you like a flower?
We didn’t go in, but we saw the gates of Yasaka Jinja on our way to dinner.
My mom liked this alpaca outside of a store.
We had dinner at hale, a nice vegetarian restaurant where you can try Kyoto’s specialties. This is cucumbers with miso sauce.
I had organic sake with my dinner.
Chilled silken tofu and dishes made with Kyoto seasonal vegetables.
The set had a lot of tofu, so my mom ordered a la carte. These are her vegetables.
My mom’s fried gluten.
Fried tofu and gluten.
The last course was a yuba and mushroom mini rice bowl.
After dinner, we headed to the river so Mom and Brittany could watch and meet the fire dancers.
Waiting for the show to begin.
Muuta is starting his performance.
The magic crystal ball.
Dancing with fire.
Spinning the fire.
Mom and Brittany with Muuta.
Mom and Brittany with Koosuke and his drummer.
Well, that is all for yesterday! Today, we’re off to Nijo Castle, and later, to meet with my friend!