Kyoto, Japan — spring 2013.
The day we arrived in Kyoto was the best day for shooting photos as the subsequent days were overcast and rainy [but still thoroughly enjoyable]. Our guesthouse was nestled at the end of a tiny street, a short walk from the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. We arrived at the temple late in the afternoon just as the light started to cast longer shadows on the city and the colors were most vibrant. Women young and old were scurrying about in traditional japanese kimonos in every color imaginable, embracing the arrival of spring and the famed cherry blossoms. It was a splendid afternoon and a great introduction to a fascinating city.