Wed. Jan 24, 2018 Notes from my journal -
Another large shrine this morning. (Heianjingu) You pay, you bow, you clap, you pray, you bow. Cold day today!!!
Next we went to the Museum of Traditional Crafts, where we were given special permission to take photos.
2 hours for lunch and shopping (and in my case, photography!)
Next we went to a workshop to try the Kyo-Yuzen technique of stencil painting onto a canvas bag.
We were then fortunate to walk to a studio in the neighborhood where some gentlemen were painting long lengths of fabric for obi. Obi are like a wide belt to wrap around a kimono.
Hustled to a shopping mall near our hotel. Found a few trinkets to bring home, and some interesting sights along the way.
I’m getting some wonderful portraits – a lady in her exercise class posed specially for me, and our waitress at dinner was gorgeous!!!