So, with my newly bought tea stashed in my camera bag, I continued on.
This house was just outside the market on a side street. I love the shape and pattern of the woman’s umbrella against the verticals in the house.
Back out of the rain and onto the last block of the Nishiki Market.
I finally reached the end of the market walk which let me out at the entrance to the Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine in the wonderful Tenmangu Shopping Arcade.
The Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine entrance- so beautiful in the rain.
I wish that my day wasn’t so rushed, and perhaps that’s the theme of the whole trip. Japan is all about the little details amidst the hustle and bustle. Everywhere I went and everywhere I looked, there was always more to uncover, another layer I hadn’t seen at first glance. Tradition deeply woven into the fabric of daily life. I was excited to get to Tokyo but I could easily spend another month here in Kyoto, I love it here so much.
Tradition against the modern. So beautiful.
Of course then there’s that.
I guess The Colonel couldn’t come out to play in the rain. Bummer.
It was time to grab a taxi back to Kyoto Station and catch my train…