I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone, everywhere a very Happy Thanksgiving. There are always a myriad of things to be thankful for and like most, Mindy and I have many reasons to be thankful; from a roof over our heads and food on our table (on hand made plates) to health and family.
The last time we were in Japan, it was over Thanksgiving and with the cool weather and exceptional fall vistas, the trip was one of our favorites. Illustrated is a rarely seen angle, looking up the massive support trusses of the Kiyomizu-dera through the dense red foliage of maple trees. From our perspective, this is the best time to visit Japan and we were richly rewarded with a panorama of Kyoto bathed in the colors of fall and even a few snowflakes!