West Kyoto Bamboo Forest

While Susannah was occupied visiting some Japanese family friends, the Bryant contingent journeyed to the Arashiyama district of West Kyoto.

There, we first wandered through Kyoto’s great bamboo forest. The enormous stalks towered over us, with some parts of the grove so dense, it was impossible to see where it ended.

Eagle-eyed readers may notice the familiar backs of my parental units in the lower-left corner of the picture.IMG_0681.jpgAlso, apparently, a young couple have brought their cat to see the bamboo. Never change, Japan.


The bamboo stalks were so tall they formed a canopy along with the other trees.IMG_0683.jpg

It was quite crowded for a day that wasn’t a holiday or weekend.IMG_0685.JPG


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4 Responses to West Kyoto Bamboo Forest

  1. Leda says:

    What do they feed the cats over there?!?


  2. deb92024 says:

    A truly magical place, even more so when it’s deserted and there’s a fine drizzle


  3. Robert Goldfarb says:

    Sam, you are a wonderful writer! “Never change, Japan.” I left my eagle-eye back in the eighties, but I spied your parents. I thought your mother was fearless, she’s stronger than Charlton! P


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