In Ireland we drove around Killarney National Park and Ring of Kerry drive.
We rested at Ladies view.
Sheep were walking around freely.
There was no rain and it was brautiful.
And I went to Tofukuji temple in Kyoto.
It is famous for Autumn leaves.
Those are very beautiful.
It has 25 sub temples.
Tentokuin, which I posted yesterday, is one of them.
You can go there from Tofukuji station of the Keihan or JR train.
If you are in Japan in autumn, it is good to visit there.
Though it will be crowded with tourists.
The garden is opened to the public only when they are blooming.
This year (2017) it is from June 25 to July 10.
Today I visited there.
It was little bit early.
The maccha tea and a sweet which is shaped like the Platycodon grandiflorum were both good.
We went to the Nathional Leprechaun Museum in Dublin.
You can visit several rooms and hear tradition, legends, folklore and old stories from Ireland.
It was a little difficult for me to understand.
The guide told us that most of the old stories didn’t have happy endings, but after Christans like St. Patrick came into Ireland they changed them to have happy endings.
Leprechauns are elfs in Ireland and are like national mascots.
You can spot them because of their green hats.
The day before yesterday I visited my friends house in Nagasaki prefecture.
She told me how to make Koji (malted rice), which is used to make like Miso and Shoyu, etc.
She is making Amazake from it.
She has a rice field in back of her house.
Some people helped the rice-planting.
The pictures of the rice fields are the neighbors ones that already finished the rice-planting.
And I saw fireflys around the river near her house.
I got just one of them in my picture, because it is difficult.
But there were many fireflys, and they were very beautiful.