Friday, December 18, 2015

Japan sketchbook - 2

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Meiji Shrine
Watercolour and crayon sketch
©2015 Charlene Brown

After our serene little interval in the Imperial Garden we were deemed good to go and toured the National Museum and the Edo/Tokyo History Museum before a late lunch. 

In mid-afternoon we visited the very popular Meiji Shrine.  It’s a huge place, so the fact that this was National Culture Day, and it is customary for families to bring five-year-old boys and seven-year-old girls, beautifully dressed in National costumes, to the most significant historic sites in Japan on weekends or holidays in November, only added to the enchantment and there was plenty of space for all of us.