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Life in Auckland

月曜日, 10月 11, 2004

kinkakuji

kinkakuji
kinkakuji,
originally uploaded by yuutamichael.
In Kyoto, a place of numerous sites, there's a castle/shrine/temple called kinkakuji. It's remarkable in that nearly the entire top half is covered in gold. Perhaps one of the most famous of Kyoto's tourist locations, Japanese tourists flock to this site.

The original Kinkakuji was actually burned down in the 1950s by a monk that became obsessed with it. There's a book with the same name that's supposed to be one of the masterpieces of modern Japanese literature. Hopefully one day my Japanese will be good enough to tackle those kind of things, for now I'm stuck with "Watashi no Petto no Yaggi"

sumo karaoke

sumo karaoke

Through the magic of flickr.com I can now post photos directly from my phone. Finally the last barrier between my foot and my mouth has been removed: time.

Here's a picture of some Sumo singing and preforming extemporanious haiku.