|Ethan in traditional dress, enjoying tea in the Ryokan|
|Then the ninjas came in, and it was a battle to the death|
|Garden at the ryokan|
|Ethan enjoying one of the shrines at Tenryu-ji temple|
|These little bear statues were everywhere|
|Koi, hoping for some crumbs|
The bamboo forest was very peaceful. Although the path was only a few hundred yards long, it still felt like you were travelling to another time or place.
|Looking up into the bamboo forest|
|Journeying through the bamboo forest.|
The manga museum also had thousands of manga books in their library which you were allowed to read. Most of them were in Japanese, but they did have a few English and other foreign translations as well. I was happy to find my favorite manga, Fushigi Yugi, but I did not stay to read the books. Due to copyright restrictions, photos were not allowed in most of the museum, but we were allowed to photograph the cafe, where visiting artists have autographed the walls. It was pretty neat and some of the drawings were quite detailed and beautiful.
|Art in the cafe at the International Manga Museum|
To be continued...
I have quite a few more Kyoto pictures, but thanks to my friend Erica, I found out my other links aren't working. Once I get the links worked out properly, I'll post again for everyone to check out my albums.
*No actual ninjas are demonstrated in this post.