Visiting Kibune with Thomas
Anthony and “Uncle Thomas” Kibune, Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/5, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Anthony and “Uncle Thomas”
Kibune, Kyoto, Japan

Today was another day of overcast and occasional rain, like yesterday but much colder (10°C vs. 21°C). With my friend Thomas Hertel visiting from Germany, we headed into the mountains of northern Kyoto, to Kibune, where nature is always quite pretty. I've been there enough over the years that I have a Kibune category of posts on my blog.

Kibune has been a popular destination for over a thousand years (some of its story being told in my Kibune Shrine (sort of) post). It's famous these days mostly for the coolness it offers in Kyoto's oppressively hot summers, and for dining directly over the river, and nagashi soumen flowing noodles.

Today, we ate at the restaurant I always go to, Hirobun, and then walked up and down the narrow street a bit with the camera in tow.

Top of a Fence covered in some kind of plant, and random fallen leaves ( although I have to admit to having adjusted the position of the red momiji for a more photogenic presentation )  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 48 mm — 1/160 sec, f/4.5, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Top of a Fence
covered in some kind of plant, and random fallen leaves
( although I have to admit to having adjusted the position of the red momiji for a more photogenic presentation )
Fence, Lamp, and Tree  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 40 mm — 1/160 sec, f/4, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos
Fence, Lamp, and Tree
Thomas Strolling in Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/5, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Thomas Strolling in Kibune
Potted Plant also turns pretty colors in autumn  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Potted Plant
also turns pretty colors in autumn
Another Potted Plant  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/3.2, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Another Potted Plant
Flower Growing from a Crack in a Wall  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 62 mm — 1/160 sec, f/3.5, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos
Flower Growing from a Crack in a Wall
— map & image data — nearby photos Bypassing Tight Physical Security  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 36 mm — 1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 6400map & image datanearby photos
Bypassing Tight Physical Security
Shrine Entrance  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 40 mm — 1/160 sec, f/3.5, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Shrine Entrance
Bridge over the River watching Anthony play at the water's edge below  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/3.5, ISO 3600 — map & image datanearby photos
Bridge over the River
watching Anthony play at the water's edge below
Cute Puppy Outside a Restaurant  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 62 mm — 1/160 sec, f/3.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Cute Puppy Outside a Restaurant

We watched the puppy for a while trying to determine whether it was sleeping or fake, and after I had decided that it was a real dog sleeping, Thomas decided that it was fake. Thomas was right. It turns out that it was a Perfect Petzzz Pug.

Once it was revealed to be fake, Anthony had fun petting it, grooming it with the little brush, etc. It is really well done, and a smart move by the restaurant to place it there. I asked the lady whether it got them a lot of business, to which she said “yes.” I can understand why.

We actually got some snacks there, but I can't attribute it to the dog. We saw that they were selling dango on the walk down, so were intending to stop for some on the way back when we saw the dog.

Roasting the Dango  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/3.5, ISO 3600 — map & image datanearby photos
Roasting the Dango
— map & image data — nearby photos Dipping in Sauce Soy sauce, sugar, and starch make for mitarashi dango  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/100 sec, f/3.5, ISO 6400map & image datanearby photos
Dipping in Sauce
Soy sauce, sugar, and starch make for mitarashi dango
Delivery  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 66 mm — 1/160 sec, f/3.2, ISO 4500 — map & image datanearby photos
Delivery
— map & image data — nearby photos Hot but tasty  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 40 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400map & image datanearby photos
Hot
but tasty
Enjoying Dango with Uncle Thomas  --  Kibune  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 60 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos
Enjoying Dango with Uncle Thomas

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Hi Jeffrey,
A friend of mine looking to buy Nikon D700 vs. Canon 5D MarkII found your website, and sent me the link. I particularly enjoy your photos of shallow depth of field. Reading about you, I realized that you have worked in NEOUCOM. Funny, I went to school there (undergrad at Youngstown State) and graduated in 1996. I currently practice ophthalmology in Walnut Creek, CA. What a small world! I am planning on checking back here from time to time for some inspiration. Great blog.
Michelle

— comment by Michelle on November 9th, 2008 at 2:11am JST (9 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Thomas must have enjoyed the stay with you. I love the color of autumn and the temple scenery as I cannot see such a beautiful color in Germany. Additionally dango looks very delicious… Carina and Hannah are soooo curious who the little boy in the picture is. Now they have hundreds of questions about Anthony ; -) Probably we can meet someday with kids. Take care.

Taek Ryun from Germany

— comment by Taek Ryun Kim on November 10th, 2008 at 6:51am JST (9 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink
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