Friday, July 15, 2005

Kyoto at Night

After our busy day of tours, we decided to relax and so we stopped at a beer garden on the roof of a hotel overlooking the Kamo River. We could see the crowds from the Gion festival and several people setting off small fireworks. The bluish thing in the right-hand picture is a cloth sculpture with some kind of fan and light under it to keep it blowing upwards. It's shaped like a man, but it's hard to tell from this angle. The light changed color frequently, so it was neat to look at.

Later, we walked through Gion, tried some Takoyaki (fried octopus dumplings) and even chased down a geisha so we could get a picture. (They can really hustle in those tall wooden shoes!)


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