Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sketch from Arashiyama

It's been almost a year since we went to Kyoto. This is a page from my sketch book during our stay in Kyoto. We were sitting in Kameyama Koen Park after we just hiked up the monkey mountain in Arashiyama. Yes, mountain full of monkeys. It was fun seeing them running wild in the beautiful autumn back drop.

For a dollar I bought this little bag of sweet potato to feed the monkeys. I tried to buy a bag of chestnut instead of potato, but the lady refused to sell it to me because the monkeys had had too much chestnut and were sick of it. At least that was what I could gather from our conversation through sign language.

There were quite a few middle school kids on a field trip. They came by to interview Ryan with questions like "where are you from?" and "where are you going next?" We tried to hold conversation with them but they just giggled a lot and ran away.


Stephanie said...

Those lucky kids got to take a picture with godzilla

pretty picture and cool looking language

Ryan Green said...

It's funny you say that, Steph...cuz when we were done with that photo, I breathed fire onto their notebooks and trampled their backpacks while they ran away, screaming.

Kali Fontecchio said...

Pretty place!