京のキー Wedding at Yasaka and sweetcorn-choco tarte

Wedding at Yasaka and sweetcorn-choco tarte

Well it's been a rather odd day. Nice really, but when you learn that your apartment is being knocked down in May it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. We kind of guessed it was coming, after all our apartment block is an eyesore and with the new subway station on the way, the ground is gold. I met Etsuyo and went to Jazzy for curry and cake. Kana tries to make a new cake each week and likes to experiment. She is an amazing pastry chef and I loved her sweetcorn and chocolate tarte. Strange, but in a very good way. The cafe will also no longer be around come May as Tad (Kana's father) is retiring and the comfortable little space of jazz and curry will vanish after a good seven years.

Stupidly forgetting my camera, I went to Kodai-ji with Etsuyo and we looked around the rather spacious grounds. For some reason the people who visit this temple are always rude beggars, and today was no delightful exception. The small temple by the pond is quite stunning. It is like a Frankenstein creation: the ceiling of the cabin from Toyotomi Hideyoshi's ship was employed, as was the roof of his personal carriage and all number of trimmings to create a wonderful space for his widowed wife. The 400 year old paint is still fresh, and the dragon upon the ceiling laughs or glares depending upon your position. All very extraordinary, like the small museum that displays imperial decrees, armor and a palanquin from Hideyoshi's time.

I am now happily at home typing and waiting for my curry to cook. Sorry if the photos are not great, which is a shame as we arrived at Yasaka Shrine in time to catch a wedding.

Would i be able to possibly use the picture of the maple tree at the very top of this page as an album cover? I’m gathering a few potential ones and would like to add this. Please let me know, thanks!
branigan - 05 12 11 - 17:34

Hi branigan, Feel free to use any of the photos. I hope they are of a good enough quality for you. Just message the site if you have any other questions. Cheers
Ki - 06 12 11 - 15:51

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