Arashiyama Tea House
Category: Sense of Place
Photo and caption by Allison Nagy
Arashiyama is a historic district on the western edge of Kyoto, Japan. After a quiet morning exploring the area's temples and bamboo groves we made our way to the end of Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street. We came upon this empty old tea house with a thatch roof and picturesque surroundings. The staff treated us to sakurayu (a seasonal cherry blossom tea), matcha, and sweets. We took this photo after our snack, as a cool breeze blew in and stirred the noren covering the open doors.
Location: Arashiyama Kyoto, Japan
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