I am a handcraft maniac. I am felling in love with needle felting, beading, photography, drawing, clay pastries and miniature making.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Japan Kyoto trip 2015 - Byodo-in Temple in Uji (宇治 平等院)

Another beautiful temple in Kyoto, Byodo-in (平等院) is located in the town of Uji (宇治) which is famous for Japanese green tea.

Byodo-in looks beautiful from every angle.

 Byodo-in is used on the face of the Japanese 10yen coin

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Japan Kyoto trip 2015 - Fushimi Inari Shrine 伏見稲荷大社

I had a wonderful trip last month! I went to Kyoto in Japan, stayed there for 1 week. Kyoto is very popular tourist city in Japan, it keeps many old Japanese houses and temples. It is also the city famous for Geisha.

I visited a few shrines/temples. I found Fushimi Inari Shrine the most interesting. 
The Shrine itself is not that interesting, the point of interest is the thousands and thousands of Torii (鳥居)in the surroundings. The rows and rows of Torii extended to the hill above the shrine. It's really a good walk around that area within the tunnel of Torii, those Torii provide shades from the sun.

Along the Torii tunnel you can see lots of mini Torii and fox statues, these should be some kind of sacred objects and offerings. 

There are mini Torii for sale, lots of people write their wishes on their Torii and hang them up in the shrine.