Kyoto, Manshu-in

My 50th birthday day...

After the glitz and *BLING* of Kinkakuji, we crossed the valley to the Manshu-in grounds, a small collection of buildings set in a very contemplative and serene garden as demonstrated by Yuko.

The grounds of these temples are famous for being the location of a famous sword fight ~400 years ago between the master of one school and the entire school of his opponents. The one guy wiped out the whole school... Very violent for these thoughtful grounds. And the inspiration for many a martial arts movie.

Even the walkway is a delight to the eye.

Saeko and Yuko.

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