One was in Uji, which is a bit south of Kyoto City. Uji is apparently famous for its role in the Tale of Genji, which I scandalously enough have never read (yes despite my interest in old things, Japanese things, and reading things... maybe the overlap of all three is just too much for me). But it's also home to Mimuroto-ji, temple number ten.
|Parents by the gate|
|In my attempt to take a semi-candid group shot I insisted, "Hiroshi-san, put the camera DOWN."|
|It's still nice at this time of day in the end of winter... but it's not yet spring.|
|..so it looks a little dead-ish.|
|Even though they weren't blooming then, the lotus were at least leafy.|
|In April, I did the incense for family.|
|In June, I lit one for hers.|
For me, Mimuroto-ji is a place of these memories.