The Fox temple in Kyoto!
*“At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.” *
Quoting from Memoirs of a Geisha because this Fushimi Inari (fox shrine) is probably one of the most iconic places in the movie.
By the way, I don’t usually like movie adaptations as I feel that they often do the book severe injustice.
Anyway back to the shrine - this was probably one of my favorite parts of Kyoto. I loved how it was hauntingly beautiful at some spots and yet so cute and kawaii at the same time with all that Hello Kitties and stuffed baby foxes.
Funny that as soon as I decided to log into tumblr and continue the Japan diaries, the boy suddenly texted to ask if we should head to Tokyo in August. But at the thought of the summer heat… I don’t know.
Moreover, I’m already spending two weeks in July visiting the boy in Australia (military wife responsibilities yo!) and the workaholic in me is worried sick about taking too much time off.
But then again, the thought of having the freshest chutoro in my mouth… very.hard.to.resist.