Gion, Dinner, and Fire Dancers

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.

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Mom and Brittany in Gion.

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A lucky door decoration.

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Strolling in Gion.

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Would you like a flower?

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We didn’t go in, but we saw the gates of Yasaka Jinja on our way to dinner.

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My mom liked this alpaca outside of a store.

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We had dinner at hale, a nice vegetarian restaurant where you can try Kyoto’s specialties. This is cucumbers with miso sauce.

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I had organic sake with my dinner.

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Chilled silken tofu and dishes made with Kyoto seasonal vegetables.

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The set had a lot of tofu, so my mom ordered a la carte. These are her vegetables.

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Steamed vegetables.

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My mom’s fried gluten.

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Fried tofu and gluten.

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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.

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Waiting for the show to begin.

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Muuta is starting his performance.

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The magic crystal ball.

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Dancing with fire.

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Spinning the fire.

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Mom and Brittany with Muuta.

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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!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shirley
    Jul 12, 2014 @ 20:25:21

    It was so much fun meeting the fire dancers and having our pictures taken with them. What a great show!

    Reply

  2. Marie Elder
    Jul 12, 2014 @ 23:33:00

    I’ve always been intrigued with fire dancers.

    Reply

  3. Barbara Lange
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 13:19:45

    You all look like you are having a wonderful time! You have visited so many amazing places!!!!

    Reply

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