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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Japan was lovely

Hello sweet bloggers,

I sure have been away for the longest time I think. We were on a week's vacation to Tokyo and Kyoto and it was just beautiful. I was struck with the elegance and charm of Kyoto and it's beautiful Buddhist temples more than anything else. I found grace and charm every where I went and indeed it was a transformational trip for me. I even got to sit and meditate in one of the temples so next time I am missing you know where to find me. Just kidding there, lol.

Down below are some snapshots of  the cherry blossoms and the temples we visited in Tokyo and Kyoto.



Close up of a Sakura bloom.



A cherry blossom tree in full bloom.



This a real flower - I couldn't help but take a picture.



A family picture with an elegant Japanese sales lady in a store



A lady dressed up as a Geisha.



Down below is my hand made tissue paper Sakura made while we were waiting for the bus to take us home from a pretty park.



A real stunning golden temple



These two pictures are my doodles in a restaurant on the disposable paper mat - sorry for the picture quality.



The Goddess of Mercy temple below.



This is the entrance to another temple




I promise to come and visit you soon,

Monica 

7 comments:

Kirsti said...

Oi, kuinka kauniita kuvia. Upea kirsikka puu kukassaan ♥

Sue said...

Thank you for sharing your photo's of your trip Monica.I love them all.
Thanks for your kind words on my blog :)

Jean said...

Beautiful photos Monica, I just love the cherry blossom.
Jean x

jimlynn said...

Gosh Monica! Sounds like y'all had a wonderful time and saw some many beautiful things. Love all the photos you took and I swear your daughters get prettier every time I see them.
Lynn

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Monica, how wonderful - I am so glad at heart that you are able to travel as widely as you do - truly a world traveler. I've never really been outside the US except briefly into Mexico and Canada. Thank you for sharing your photos, and for those tidbits about what means the most to you.

I especially liked the Goddess of Mercy temple - some of my friends have recently agreed that the quality of true mercy seems to be dwindling, and it seems that any religion and philosophy would be to improve mankind through merciful actions, beginning at home.

The gardens and traditional Japanese garb are lovely. My fave photo is of your family - they are so beautiful. Your daughter is nearly as tall as you are!

I wonder if you felt "grace and charm everywhere you went" because you are a person of grace and charm. We find what we are, in so many places!

Thanks again for sharing, Monica! xo

Terry Oulboub said...

Oh my goodness, how wonderful, Monica! I love the pictures of the temples - an architectural feast! Your doodles are charming - a great way to keep your artistic flavor stemming with eye catching loveliness. The family photo is darling - what treasured memories you all with entertain with others; lovely topics to keep the dull silences from entering in. I envy you your travels, my friend! ;-)

nwilliams6 said...

What great pictures! What a stunning place - love the temples, flowers and people. I bet it was a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing all this!! Hugz