To start off, here are some photos of the recent snowfall in Osaka city, the first proper snow I have seen in the city.
Next up is a visit to a cafe called Mole which is built inside the vaults of an old bank. The Cafe serves very good, if a little expensive coffee.
On a considerably less cold day, we recently visited Tenjinbashi-suji, supposedly the longest shopping arcade in Japan! We also made a brief stop to check out the nearby temple.
I made my second visit to Kyoto a few weeks back, in order to see an exhibition by the Japanese Illustrator Junzo Terada. The exhibition was held inside a large department store next to Kyoto station and was very impressive, with work ranging from posters to models and animation.
We also spent time browsing a number of craft shops in town.
|The Exhibition flyer.|
|A Tanooki lined stairway|
|From the top of the stairway|