Delicious Japanese taiyaki pastries! They’re only *shaped* like fish: they’re sweet, pancake-esque treats filled with stuff like custard, green tea pudding, red bean, or (in my case) chocolate!
This is the Inoko-sai at Go-o Shrine. It’s a ceremony conducted by people dressed in Heian-era clothing. “Inoko” means “baby wild boar”, and one can purchase a special mochi made in the shape of a wild boar.
I caught a glimpse of this guy while riding my bicycle. I had to stop and do a quick sketch of him looking for his dinner.
The first autumn colors in the last light of day in front of Nanzen-ji’s famous sanmon (gate)
Yasaka Pagoda stands watch over the beautiful Higashiyama area of Kyoto. It used to be part of a temple complex which no longer exists. I could spend forever in this beautiful city!
I don’t usually paint people, but I couldn’t resist these three young ladies enjoying the final days of summer by the Kamogawa.
Arashiyama’s famous Togetsukyo bridge. This bridge has inspired artists for centuries, and today it inspired me!
Hishaku (traditional bamboo water scoops) wait patiently outside of a shrine for hand washing.
A weathered statue of a fox, the messenger of the Shinto deity Inari.