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Simplicity Understated Elegance -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl,
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Understated Elegance

We took a drive in the mountains north of Kyoto today, stopping by a roadside cafe that offered a simple, tasteful Japanese interior with stunning views overlooking a river, under a canopy of sun-splashed maple trees. The prices were reasonable and the food was good.

The vase above, about the size of a football, was on a small side table net to our table. (The simple elegance calls to mind my “Japanese Attention to Presentation” post from earlier this year.)

I'll post more about the restaurant soon, but I'm still not even unpacked after returning to Kyoto from The States a week ago.

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