• TRAVELOGUE

    Hakone: Open Air Museum part un

    Hakone Lake Hotel It was a dark and stormy night when we reached Hakone Lake Hotel. We were supposed to have arrived earlier, but we missed the shinkansen by a few seconds (dammit!) and the next train happened to be a Kodama, which meant a longer traveling time. Woe. I was actually really frightened when we arrived, because there weren’t any lights leading to the place, and there was a bit of a walk from the bus stop, and it was pouring. Not so heavy that we couldn’t see ahead of us, but the wind was so strong water was probably falling horizontally. Perfect settings for my fertile imagination… Luckily,…

  • OUTFITS,  TRAVELOGUE

    Kyoto: Belief

    I think this post spans across the last two days that we spent in Kyoto, which accounts for the temple-visiting frenzy. Fushimi Inari We went to Fushimi Inari! I was looking forward to this trip very much, mostly because I fell in love with all the reds in QRen’s photography portfolio. Guardian foxes, I presume. It just so happened that Senpai and I went to visit these places at the same time that a few schools organised school trips for their (high school? I am getting too old to guess accurately the age of young people) students. This old man and us camped at the mouths of these two torii…