I want to do that, I want to do this. I want to enjoy life even more! Based on such greedy thoughts, we will deliver the daily life of editor-in-chief Ishii, who enjoys life full of distractions. This time I will talk about Hozugawa River rafting and Tenryuji Temple, which I experienced during my business trip to Kyoto. It was a time that healed my heart and filled me with energy.
I went on a business trip to Kyoto again. This trip was to attend the opening reception for the "Hermès in the Making" exhibition, which lasted only one week... Although it has already ended, the content was very good, so I will report on it later. Now. The next day after the reception, our group headed to Arashiyama. The purpose is to enjoy the autumn leaves while riding a boat down the Hozugawa River. Due to the high season, there were a lot of people, and it seemed like the bustle of the past had returned, but once we boarded the boat, a quiet moment passed by. As I was admiring the beautiful autumn leaves that looked like a painting in the clear air, I saw a boat approaching...
Maybe it's Hozugawa's Uber Eats or a moving convenience store (lol). It was a boat that could be called a shop boat. The women who were riding with me all shouted "Amazake~!" and "Mitarashi Dango~!" and got it quickly. I was late, so I immediately said, "Beer!" (It was 9:30 in the morning). It was a relaxing trip down the river, complete with sake.
After disembarking, the group headed to nearby Tenryuji Temple. At the head temple of the Tenryuji sect of the Rinzai sect, which has been designated as a World Heritage Site, we first admired the famous ``Unryu-zu'' painted on the ceiling of the hall of worship, depicting a ``dragon staring in all directions'' (we were not allowed to take pictures...). Afterwards, while admiring Sogenchi Garden, which was the first place in Japan to be designated as a historic site and special scenic spot, we listened to the grateful words of the deputy chief priest. Although we live in a busy modern society where invisible stress creeps in, finding time to calm down and take control of yourself is a life hack that has been passed down since ancient times. I am writing this column to share the power I received with you. Well, Kyoto is nice anyway.