...Now, how sad would it be if I lived within half an hour of Kyoto for over a year and never went there?
I took a brief trip to Kyoto just today, as a matter of fact. My purpose was to pick up some art reference books. I wound up buying heavier things than anticipated...as usual.
I noticed on the way that there are banners hanging from the lampposts along the street in front of the station. This is not surprising, as they tend to hang banners according to the season. What did surprise me was that these banners are to celebrate the opening of Ritsumeikan High School. ...Aren't you a little premature, guys? The school doesn't actually open until April.
I stopped at the imported food store on my way back. My experiment this time is a blend of spices called Dragon Pepper. I just couldn't resist. I'll have to think of something I can try it on...I'll bet it would be good on potatoes...