Archive for July, 2010

Unagi Eel Shop in Sanjo Arcade

Unagi Eel Shop in Sanjo Arcade

I don’t often go through this arcade but it was raining today. The Sanjokai Shotengai arcade must be the longest in all of Kyoto, running between Horikawa and Senbon streets. They were grilling unagi eel over charcoal as I passed by this shop. The smoke and smell of the oily grilled eel was too much. …

Mt Daimonji Shrouded in Late Afternoon Mist

Mt Daimonji Shrouded in Late Afternoon Mist

Lately I have really been enjoying taking photos with my new iPhone 4, I have several good cameras and an OK video camera but my phone has largely replaced those. While crossing Izumo Bridge I noticed that Mt Daimonji was shrouded in mist, in a really wonderful way. I stopped and took a few photos …

Nishijin Ori Weaving Company – 13th Generation Owner

Nishijin Ori Weaving Company – 13th Generation Owner

Today I visited the Mr Matsui’s company. He is the 13th generation president of his company and his company makes brocade priest robes. Nishijin Ori is the traditional weaving of Kyoto and is probably unsurpassed anywhere in the world for quality and intricacy.

iPhone 4 Kyoto Softbank Experience

iPhone 4 Kyoto Softbank Experience

I FINALLY got an iPhone. I almost got one earlier this year when my current mobile phone was about 7/8 croaked, but being a reader of the Apple rumor sites, I decided to hold out for the new one. The iPhone 4 was announced and when it was finally released in Japan, I had to …

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