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An Afternoon at Kawai Kanjiro Museum with our Kyoto Friend

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We spent a lovely afternoon yesterday with one of our Kyoto friends, whom I met at a yoga class in 2012. As my friend, Wayne, says, it's best to have a local friend because they know where the really good places are. Indeed, Mieko san did! She took us to the Kawai Kanjiro Museum in south Kyoto. Kawai was a famous ceramics artist who lived from late in the 19th Century to 1973'ish. His impressively large, by Japanese standards, house has been lovingly maintained and filled with his artwork. The home is so elegant and serene, you feel your blood pressure lowering by the minute as you go from beautiful room to beautiful room. So for those of you who aren't on Facebook, where these photos are also posted, enjoy!

And finally, a bonus photo of Kyoto college graduates jumping for joy to celebrate their graduation!large_DSCN0885.jpg

Posted by pokano 20:11 Archived in Japan

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