Perfection of Gardening – Ginkakuji Kyoto / I Trädgårdsmästarens verktygslåda.



Pincer and toothbrush.
Tools for a Kyoto Gardener.

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Tandborste och pincett.
Verktyg för Kyotos trädgårdsmästare.

Sneakers and Kimono – Old and new in Kyoto






In November on the day of Shichi go san (7,5,3) Japanese parents take their 3,5 and 7 years old children to the Shinto Shrines to pray for their health and prosperity.
I love how the girl in white dress jumps to see what is happening on the counter.

Fushimi Innari Shrine, Kyoto November 2010

I världens renaste land sköljer man munnen med Skit – Fresh Breath with Shit

The best restaurant for Organic Grilled Chicken in Kyoto also has the best name on their mouth cleaner:

SKIT

which means SHIT in Swedish.

The package, nicely designed in the colours of the Swedish flag, will guarantee smiling Swedish guests. Slightly concerned about the ingredients though.

Shisendo Kyoto

-Eeeeeeeeeh.
Kireeeeeeeeeei.

-Ååååååååååhhh.
Så vackert.

Säger hela den japanska kören och suckar djupt. Oavbrutet.

Sedan går de några steg och riktar sina kameror mot en ny röd kvist med Japansk lönn.

Jag följer efter med nytt zoom-objektiv och låtsas att mitt enda intresse är höstlöven.

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– Eeeeeeeeeh.
Kireeeeeeeeeei.

– Ooooooooooohhh.
How beautiful,
sighs the entire japanese choir.

Perpetually.

They proceed through the Garden aiming at yet another branch of Japanese Maple with their cameras.

I follow them with new zoom lence in hand, pretending my only interest is autumn leaves.

Shisendo, Kyoto
November 2010