Kyoto, Japan

Towards the end of January I had the chance to visit Japan with my brother Philip. It was a holiday simply to get away from all the worries in the past few months, as well as a chance to see each other after two years apart.

The passing of our mother made me want to weave a better web amongst us brothers, Philip, Kevin, and I, simply because the original bond, my mother, isn’t here anymore.

I am sure mom would want us to stick together, through good and bad times as well.

During this trip, Philip and I travelled through Kyoto, Osaka, Shusenji (in Izu), and Tokyo. These are the pictures that describe our fun times during this two-week trip.

Fast forward three hours after arrival in Tokyo – we took the bullet train (shinkansen as the Japanese calls it) immediately to Kyoto, one of the main cities in Western Japan.

I didn’t realize until later that the last shot of the traditional Japanese house was ruined by the presence of three things:

1) power lines over the house
2) bike parked out front

For my next vacation I am taking a survivor-style, outward-bound vacation…

No electricity, no gas, nothing…

Shoot – how am I going to charge my digital camera and laptop then…? Forget about that idea 😉