It’s nice to get out and about and see what has been hidden by the snow. Last fall, the temple across the street from the big shrine near city hall tore out their garden and rebuilt, but the snow fell before I could go back to see it. We walked by there and had to take a look. It’s much nicer than it used to be.
I noticed this Jizo statue outside the walls has a ring of origami cranes around it. I don’t know why, but seeing things like this makes me so happy.
I finished what has been my train project since I’ve been in Japan – a stitch and zip kit. I lined the stitching with a pale blue paisley print. What will I do on the train now? I have another of these teapot stitch and zip kits, exactly like the first.