QUILT/STASH PROJECT-2020--Determined Quilter
Wednesday, December 2, 2009....Week 17--Blog 27--Day 11 of 4,014
Quilt/Stash Project-2020... NOTHING TO REPORT &^%$%^&*..LIFE HAPPENING!!
JAPAN TOUR.....TRAVELING TOGETHER (www.TravelingTogether.net) November 6-15-2009.
As reported previously....Friday 11/6 was a traveling day; Saturday 11/7 was a fabric shopping splurge for most...and the Handcraft Center morning for me....with afternoon free and dinner at fantastic Orizzonte with fabulous views of Kyoto.
Sunday 11/8 was full day tours of Kyoto and Nara..
In Kyoto we saw The Golden Pavilion-Rokuon-ji Temple (www.kinkaku-ji.or.jp) and the Kyoto Imperial Palace (website address not available).
In Nara we saw--along with 10,000-15,000 others the famous TODAI-JI Temple (www.todaiji.or.jp) and a near by Shinto shrine (name to come).
Not on the Quilt Tour tour..and NOT TO BE MISSED IN KYOTO....
National Treasure: Sanjusangen-do--1001 golden Buddhas 124 of which were made in 1164 when the Temple was founded and 876 completed in 1266....with his 28 guardian gods.
I experienced the gift of this spectactular place with professional friends and collegues from my 12 years working in Japan 1993-2005.
Then as previously reported.. Monday, November 9--"officially" day 4 of the tour-- was the very special Yuzen Dyeing Museum ( www.kodaiyuzen.co.jp) and the meeting with the Kyoto Quilting Group...hosted by master quilter Keiko Takahashi.
Next.--Coming..the very...very special adventure/experience of mountain train journey..AND TAKAYAMA...
I WILL KEEP YOU ANTISCIPATING THAT REPORT.
Happy Quilting--Dertermined quilter.