Kyoto is famous for its temples. Stately traditional architecture, glassy koi ponds, sculpted hillocks, well-chosen rocks: every element seems to be carefully designed to promote contemplation and serenity. Most of them succeed, too, even on a crowded autumn afternoon.
Except for these guys.
|. . . and then all the bacon will be mine!|
|Oh no you just di'nt!|
|It wasn't me! I swear!|
|I don't wanna work . . .|
|I will haunt you in your dreams.|
|Yes, even my earlobes are fat.|
Following the prayer-bead handrail through the darkness was actually pretty peaceful, to tell the truth. Until you remember that you're supposed to be inside some old Buddha's womb.
お寺 （おてら）・ お手洗い （おてあらい）
otera ; otearai
temple ; restroom ("hand-washing place")
How long have we been asking waiters for directions to the temple?!?