南の猫の里帰り雑記

29年ぶりに帰国して3年日本にいたけどNZに里帰り

大阪のち京都: Osaka, then Kyoto

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大都会大阪の駅ビルにて

In the big city Osaka, at its station building,

 

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友達とおやつ。ふかふかさくさくの本格スコーン。

I had brunch with a friend of mine. Scone was fluffy inside,

crunchy outside, just perfect.

 

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午後は京都。

Kyoto in the afternoon.

 

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前々から気になっていた本願寺へ。

Visited Honganji where I missed to visit last time I was in Kyoto.

 

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大鐘の不死鳥と

On the big bell, there was a phoenix

 

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天女様。

and a nymph of paradise.

 

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手水屋では鳩がおこぼれ頂戴。

At the purification trough, a pigeon helped itself from the overflowing water.

 

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お堀の蓮の実。

Lotus seeds in the moat.

 

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東本願寺西本願寺を結ぶ小路には涼しげな風鈴。

Refreshing sound of wind chimes rang through the small lane

between the temples of East and West.

 

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紅葉の始まり。

The leaves started to change to autumn colors.

 

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誰かが空にtを書いた。

Somebody drew the letter t in the sky.