We hiked up behind one of the largest Shinto complexes in Southern Kyoto, walking along a stream, and stroling just fast enough to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
We came to a beautiful spot on one of the many branching trails, Shinto shrines in every direction, and made chaxi by one we found captivating.
Quite a nice session, and our last in Japan. Just as I was getting use to having matcha at the end of our chaxi’s too…
I’m so happy Mr. Koike has taken to the idea of chaxi. I think by the time I return (with Institute members), he will have a group up and running, making matcha in nature all over Japan. One can hope!