Kyoto, Japan

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Josh and I recently got back from a trip to Kyoto, Japan. It’s a city known for temples and they were indeed all over.

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These statues were outside a store selling prayer beads.

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It’s stifling hot in Taipei so I was particularly happy that Kyoto was cool when we were there. Josh and I rented bikes and rode next to the river.

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The mochi was plentiful and delicious.

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Floyd enjoyed the visit.

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We found several small temples while riding our bikes.

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Japanese street art.

It was a quick visit but we managed to pack in a lot of sightseeing. And of course the sushi was delicious.

Fingers and Puppets

I spent last night knitting in bed while listening to a podcast accompanied by gentle, persistent rain. This alpaca yarn smells so good! Now that the fingers are made I’m zipping along on the main hand section.

Josh took me shopping in the Song Shang District last night. I did not bring enough socks with me so stocked up. Check out my Gudetama socks!

That lazy little egg cracks me up. There were lots of interesting clothes.

As a costume designer I’d certainly say fashion is important in life! Furthermore, I think it can be incredibly empowering.

We also visited the Puppetry Art Center of Taipei.

Their displays were excellent and they even had shadow puppets.

Hopefully, I will be lining up a puppet gig soon. I am completely enthralled.