Making up for Lost Time
This week has been one dedicated to doing things I never did in my past year in Kyoto. One of those: the lightup festival in Sagano/Arashiyama, near where I used to live. They light up the town and things stay open later than they normally would. In some ways it’s a ploy to get people to visit Saga after kouyou season has ended, but why the hell not? The place could use a little extra attention- it’s been famous in fall for more than a millennium, but come winter it’s stiller than a tomb, believe me.
Besides, there’s something about walking through a bamboo forest in the black of an early winter’s night, lit by distant glow through the trees. If any of these pictures seem blurry, it’s because the camera needs extra exposure time in the dark, and I have no mount. Considering, I’m rather proud of how sharp some of these have turned out.