Archive for January, 2013

Papier Tigre Notebag and Notebook

Papier Tigre Notebag and Notebook

I got my Papier Tigre Notebag and Notebook in the post today. I loved the icon at first glance and quickly ordered a totebag (notebag).

Hatsumode at Fushimi Inari Shrine

Hatsumode at Fushimi Inari Shrine

Hatsumode is the Japanese custom of visiting a Shinto shrine for the first time in the new year – usually on New Year’s Day. This year, I went to Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, in the south of Kyoto city. This shrine’s characteristic feature is the countless torii gates along the walking path that are lined …

Kyoto Handmade Goma Dofu (Sesame Tofu) Specialty Shop: Sankyo — CLOSED

Kyoto Handmade Goma Dofu (Sesame Tofu) Specialty Shop: Sankyo — CLOSED

Sadly, Sankyo has closed. Today as I was biking down Gokomachi Street, just a bit north of Sanjo Street, a new and cute little shop caught my attention. The simply but beautiful traditional Japanese architecture of the facade had caught my eye. I made a u-turn and went back. Ah, yes! This place!! I had …

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