--Here is a Japanese garden - the one found at Ginkakuji, the Silver Pavilion. You can see some old buildings in the back where court nobels held tea tasting competitions. Ginkakuji garden photo
--A very different type of garden at the Manshuin. The pine tree is supposed to symbolize longevity, and the rocky area in the distance is supposed to represent a waterfall. Manshuin garden photo
--Ta-da! It's Megan! I am a Shinsengumi! Isn't the banner great? It has the kanji for sincerity! Behold Shinsengumi-chan!
--Bewars of Megan of the Shinsengumi! Fear my blade! <-Me just playing around^^
--But, even better is getting to hold a real</i> sword! Wow that was too much fun! That's Gina and I and some of the real Shinsengumi guys! Don't we make a good bunch? Too bad the photographer cut off half of our troup! That was at a temple in Kyoto!
--Lastly, here is my set of tools for tea ceremony - fan, small fork/knife, fukusa (silk cloth), and the purse-contained for all of them! Aren't they bright and cute? Tea Ceremony Kit
--Here is me playing with a scary radishman! plush!! Isn't it weird?! Gina has the coolest things XD
Waaa the radish!
--Here is one last one of a temple at night with the lanterns turned on...it was kinda spooky but very quiet and peaceful!
walk the path at night...