At last we've come to the end of the holiday series of posts. And really, it's nothing but lovely pictures. Cheers! But before I launch into those, just one little story for the next photo.
The new year is the year of the dragon and my 24th birthday. In other words, I'm a dragon (this sentence taken out of context is rad). Okaasan gave me the dragon bell in the photo above since it's my year, and I told her how I'd been obsessed with dragons as a kid and what a great gift it was. Surely, this obsession came from all the books I read, and was read, as a kid. This made her ask, have you ever read the ones with Elmer in them?
I was shocked. I've never met anyone in America other than my family who knows of those books - my dad had read them to me as a child (just like they'd been read to him as a child) and I'd loved them since. Apparently, the books are much more popular in Japan. Okaasan had read them to her own kids when they were children. I figured this was something I had to photo and share with my dad.
Right, serendipity covered, back to the park.
Keihanna Commemorative Park
Okaasan, Adam and I all went to a wonderful park in Seikachou, the city in Kyoto Prefecture where Okaasan lives. It's definitely the nicest park I've seen inside of a Japanese city, but, I've got not so much to say about it, but a lot to show.