Hello, welcome to Matt and Katie's Blog! We originally started this for our friends and families, and to help acclimate to the desert heat. It's taken on a life of its own, and we're now using it to share the best of what we see, point out our mistakes, and, with any luck, help others around us THRIVE. Enjoy!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The Art of the Japenese Garden
We've just returned from an extremely fast-paced and relaxing two weeks in Japan. Those words don't make sense, but like most things in Japan, the contradiction makes sense when you're there. It's a magical country both firmly planted in the future, but at the same time, still celebrating traditions from the 1600's as if it was just yesterday. We have a slew of posts coming - what's it like to cook at home with the Japanese (with no English!), what's baseball like in Japan, and is the bullet train really that awesome (hint: yes, yes it is). But in the meantime, get in the right mindset with a few peaceful photos from Kenroku-en Garden, Shirakawa-go, the Imperial Palace, and Nanzenji Temple. As you can tell, now that we're back in the barren desert, we miss our trees!