A specialty shop that sells wooden bath utensils.
Old torii gates
A multiple exposure for fun.
On the way from Nezu to Yanaka, there were shops of all sorts.
Somebody washed their hat.
Kindergarten hats taken through a fence.
Brooms, bicycles and a mailbox.
I don't know why these shoes are outside instead of inside, but I thought they were kind of cute.
Jizo san with a faded bib
Make a wish - but pay for it first, please.
An old wall.
Seishi under the toriis.
I am still playing with this in post production, so need to show a black and white version.
This shop was selling dishes, but I really liked the kimono on the wall.
The school bell. This elementary school was built to fit into the traditional neighborhood. We had our lunch on a bench in front of the school.
Pretty flowers growing everywhere.
Sky Tree and a blimp from the cemetery
It was 31 degrees - a perfect day for airing bedding.
The modern cemetery
Seen at another small temple
A sleeping Buddha at a small temple where a famous painter has his grave.
"Black Gate" This was part of the daimyo's residence in Tokyo.
An old sacred fox at the fox temple. There were many others too.
There were lots of turtles in this pond.
This is a single exposure of the same tree
This shop made and sold scrub brushes.
There were cats and cat stores all over the place. Apparently the area is famous for cats.
Peeling paint everywhere too.
Cats and more cats.
Another specialty shop that makes and sells fans and mobiles.
Dokudami blossoms were everywhere. The leaves of this plant are used for a detox herbal tea.
A straw sandal shop. Many of these small shops in this area sell their own hand crafted goods.
A rice cracker shop that has been making its own rice crackers for 108 years.
The last Shogun's shinto grave.
The Laycock family from Seattle and Taiwan
Two ladies checking their map.
You can have a gate built with your name on it for only $1000.00
A shoe maker actually making shoes from scratch. I wonder how expensive they were.
One of many, many temples.
This little Buddha is pretty happy, even though he has had a major accident.
A very old cyprus tree that is on the tourist map.
The old wall
More scrub brushes
Yanaka Ginza Street
A happy proprietor with his awards of excellence displayed on the wall.
The Buddhist grave of a noble family from the Edo period.
Make a wish and hang it on the tree fence.
A shop that makes and sells sandals.
Jizo, the god who protects children.
Yanaka Cemetery with Sky Tree in the background
The Modern new wall
Yanaka is well known for its cats, both real ones and crafted ones. These were made from silk fabric.
Kevin and Seishi checking the map.