Hi everyone. I have been busily wrapping up my Japan Travel Journal this week. Still not quite done, but I am really getting close. So today I have another inspiration page for Gill's challenge at Art Journal Journey
On the left is the wrapper from a bag of mini chocolates I decided to try out. They were kind of like Kit Kat bars (which are extremely popular in Japan-they have whole Kit Kat bar stores) which is a flavored cookie wafer dipped in chocolate. I liked these mini candies quite a lot and decided to save the wrapper. On the right page is my sketch of the Inari Shrine in Kyoto that we went to. It was a great photographic place, especially as you walked up the mountain and got away from the crowds. I would have liked to make it to the top as my 2 friends and I were 3/4 of the way up, but then time ran out as often happens when you are on a group schedule.
I did notice I need to widen the black walkway a bit towards the front of the temple gates on my page, but I will go back and do that today.
I haven't shown you any Japan photos recently so here's a few photos of the shrine.
As I understand it, each gate is put up by a company. This is a shrine for business success. The animal theme here is the fox.
You can see the difference between higher up the mountain and down by the bottom where the entrance is located.
And there were all these cool chains of origami peace doves.
If you verved off the main trail, there were all these small shrines. I really loved these-with their mossy rocks and candles and flowers.
Here's the entrance. Look at the crowds.
And here's some views when you get off the beaten path at the small shrines.
Ihave a whole lot more of photos from this shrine if you are interested just mention it in your comment and I will show you some more.
It's a rainy day here today. 100% chance of rain they so, which is good as the rain is needed but it is dark and dreary. I guess that means I can have a little art time-as well as working on the daughter's bedroom closet some more. I finished emptying it yesterday and now I need to finish my sorting of what we store and what is donated and what is trash. So far there are 4 bags of trash and two bags for donation and a bunch of doll things for storage. But the good news is it is almost ready for me to move my clothes into which is great as my bedroom closet is tiny and the hubby is so excited to get more space for himself. :)
Thanks for stopping by.