This certificate and awards were given to to us by the Mayor of Kyoto for Best Performance in the All Japan Grand Nationals Sept 2017

 Enjoying sake with Master Swordsman and  Kyoto's Last Samurai Joe Okada

 The drum tower at Nanzenji Temple

The Tokugawa Shoguns Castle 

         Ni -Jo Castle 

 This cutting was taken from a tree that survived the bombing at Hiroshima 1945 WW2

This temple is where the Nichiren Sect of Buddhism was founded. The group is standing  approximately where the powerful warlord Oda Nobunaga was killed. His  grave is behind the temple.

 Heian Ji --Temple of Happiness

 Butokudan : Hall of  Martial Virtue

 A day at the forge making tanto or knives