Thursday, July 9, 2009
Nishijin Txtile Kimono Fashion Show!
After lunch we had a long walk to the Nishijin Textile Center to see the Kimono Fashion show after which we dropped in 'Seimei Shrine' to examine Japanese exoticism. Though we all got purified, when we arrived at Nijo Castle, the main gate was closed and it said "Kyuu-joo-bi (Castle resting day)"! I did not realize that the castle could rest. If I were the anti-gov't samurai force, this day is the very day I should attack! Well, instead we quietly re-direct ourselves to Heian Jingu Shrine garden!