I love cemeteries in general, but Buddhist ones are so fascinating because of the various bibs and sometimes hand knit hats that the bodhisattvas are wearing. I made an attempt to draw the ones that had worn away into a vague shapes and some of the more realistic ones that still remained. The white bibs here were adored with shapes, rather like petroglyphs, and this was the first I had seen of this style of bib.
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This is one of Kyoto’s prettiest little temples. It is a subtemple of Daikoku-Ji, a huge temple complex in the NW part of the city. I sketched this quickly from the moon viewing veranda (engawa) while others were viewing and meditating on the garden. Maples were so delicate and beautiful and ginko leaves are always charming. Watercolor and ink.