Thursday, June 11, 2009

Kyoto: Part 3

Heian Jingu Shrine was built to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of Kyoto.These papers are wishes or prayers.A traditional Japanese wedding had just finished when we arrived, but we were able to see the photographs. A tour guide explained that the bride's large, traditional head dress was to hide her "horns of jealousy". The groom wore a kimono as did many of the family members.In front of sake barrels:
Ginkakuji Temple has beautiful Zen gardens and is know for its Golden Pavilion. Picture request with school gals:
I'll end the Kyoto posts with some fun vending machines which are all over Japan.

Cup O Noodles:
Beer vending machine:

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