wall shadows
Shirakawa mask
train museum
block party

Kyoto afternoon, 2004, 1PM

Kyoto is not a morning town.
It's more of an evening
to past midnight kind of place...

and it is full
of Other People's Art
of the most beautiful
and subtle kind
that one more photograph
will not improve.

For me
it has been a destination
since I was a teenager
who saw images of the rocks
and raked gravel of Ryoanji
and felt... if not an understanding,
then a connection at least...
a sympathy...
with the unknown designer.

It took another 40 years
for chance to bring me here.

This is a favored Kyoto place.

The Sanmon gate to Nanzenji.