Details of a gate. This one doesn't look strong enough to keep any enemies out.
These old Japanese buildings are so beautiful, but must have been cold and uncomfortable in the winter.
The door to the stairs is designed to represent a candle flame.
A guest house with an attached tea house.
We couldn't go into the buildings, so had to be satisfied with photographing them from the porches. Sometimes the angle is not quite right.
A detail on one of the doors to a small shrine. This deity is half bird, half woman.
We were tired by the time we got to this place, so didn't go in this time.
A building in the inner garden that was designed after Katsura Rikyu in Kyoto.
One of the watercolor paintings temporarily abandoned by its owner.
I thought the weathered wood grain on many of the buildings was really pretty.
The flower arrangement here is done by a woman who is the head of a ikebana sect.
they kept different kinds of flutes in the rafters in this room. I think it was their "music room".