So now we know it. There is no time of year in which Kyoto doesn’t look stunning. Even in the middle of a snow-less, tepid winter, when all the other cities in moderate climates don a grey, torrid coat of slush and bone-soaking drizzle, she just takes another lovely dress out of its infinite wardrobe – one of eye-watering bright azure sky and evergreen leaves, and tops it with its best hat yet, a lavish pyramid of citrus fruits and camellia flowers.
Sometimes it powders it all with a smattering of snowflakes, but not too much; she’s all about understatement, after all.
Yes, there was some snow – on the distant mountaintops.
End of December, time to put out the pansies.
The Light Fantastic
Our local shrine
Satsumas are a winter fruit
Snow at last! That was the most we’ve seen so far.