22 October 2009

Japan Part II

We're still adjusting to the local time.  I woke up at 4:30, everyone else shortly after.

Morning silhouette from our Ryokan room

Ginko leaves found on our Sabbath walk

Trying to decipher 

Who knows what this says?

A visit to a Shinto Temple

Do you see those people staring at us?  People loved Divine in her Kimono.

We got to witness traditional Japanese wedding attire

This little girl is 8 and came to the temple with her mother and grandmother to take photos of her all dressed up, celebrating a special day for her.  They couldn't believe we have 5 girls.  


  1. Oh Katy, I am loving all these photos from your trip. What a treasured memory this will be for your girls (and for you and Ryan)! It makes me want to go to Japan!

    I'm hoping there is a Japan Part 3 and 4 and 5 and 6...

  2. And then a Korea part 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5...

  3. I am thinking the sign says, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." Did I win?:) Awesome photos!

  4. I love Divine's kimono. I, myself, have always wanted to wear a sari. A kimono seems like the next best thing.

  5. awww so gorgeous! i love the kimono!

  6. Indeed, Astorga Crew, you are right! {Un}fortunately, it was Conference Weekend, again. We watched the first session with all the missionaries instead of having church in Japanese.

  7. wow- I bet you are having the time of your lives!

  8. I love the bride! So beautiful.

  9. love Pearl looking at the little Japanese girl.

  10. Traveling with kids abroad--I love it! Help us figure out how to get paid for doing it.


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