I went to Kyoto several months ago this year. Today I rested on my house valcony to feel the cold air of Winter. Seeing my garden and feeling changing seasons is really great, but this feeling started recently for me. When I was a student, I also went to Kyoto and saw the famous rock garden called Ryoanji Sekitei. But nothing was impressive for me from the rock garden, I just saw something famous.
Now I know being in the quiet garden or natural surroundings is something special for me too. Maybe I finally grew up like a Japanese person recently.
Trip was over several months ago, but I still remember the time at rock garden.
Ryoanji has a beautiful natural garden around the main building, that is also beyond my words. Kyoto was a capital of Japan 1200 years ago. People of advanced culture in Japan at the time loved the natural and quiet place. Japan is now far civilized but we still long for the same peaceful mind there.
I want to go back to Kyoto this year again.