This is going to be my second to the last post about my trip to Osaka and it's difficult to say goodbye. When I go home after a trip I don't feel any sepanx or feel sad that I am home already because I know I will be blogging about it soon. But after the series of blog posts, that is when I feel sad because it finally hits me that the trip is over. The excitement is no longer there and everything I wanted to share has been published. I still can't believe that I was able to see Osaka and Kyoto - or Japan for that matter - which has always been a dream of mine. It still feels surreal. I will definitely go back to Japan again someday soon! I swear on Darna's stone I will!
These are just a few street shots I took in Kyoto. I love the houses in Japan! They have their own character. It's like a house is a person and its exterior speaks very much of its personality. Can you imagine a house talking and walking and showing off? I don't know why but I felt like the houses are alive and that they would actually do that. Am I weird? Yes, I am weird (see I am even talking to myself).
Don't you just love the design of these girl's kimono/yukata? I've always dreamt of wearing one and I was able to fulfill that in Osaka Castle. But I want to experience walking on the streets of Japan in a kimono/yukata and all dolled-up (just like these girls).
My mom and I passed by this store selling secondhand kimonos as we were going to Tenryu-ji Temple. We were both so tempted to buy and we were already looking at all the racks. There were really nice kimonos with intricate embroidery that would look so magical and dreamy. But then we thought, "where the hell are we even going to use this?" So we left the store without buying anything and now that we are back in Manila, we kinda regret not getting one (cheapest was only 1,000 Yen). I can wear it when I come back to Kyoto and pretend I am a local (I've been mistaken to be Japanese in Seoul once anyway so why not). I hope the store is still open when I come back and I will definitely buy one.