Well, there was no real part 2 of the day. After Kiyomizudera Temple, I took a bus to downtown for gallery and bookstore hopping. I enjoyed a live music performance in a record store. Two young Japanese folks were playing guitars for their CD promotion, very enjoyable. There are a number of galleries on Teramachi dori(寺町通), I visited a few. It was a wonderful Sunday afternoon activity. Our hotel also hosted a free string quartet in the lobby that evening. What a free afternoon and evening!
Later on, I found my way to a picture framing shop. Surprisingly, they had some prints and paintings on sale. I bought these two prints (these two pictures do not do justice to the original colors because I took these pictures in my dining room where the lighting was not very good).
早上在清水寺轉了一圈。雖然是下雨天,但紅葉季節加上星期天,人還是多的。由於天色太暗,沒拍到好照片,有點意興意興闌珊之感,於是到寺町通逛画廊。在一間配框店內發現有小版画出售, 其中有井堂雅夫的作品。我蛮喜欢他的版画,早上在清水寺剛剛参觀過他的個展。只是有幾張K. Nishijima (西島勝之?)的小版画, 画中的京都小巷是我的最愛,比井堂的更合口味,而且價錢尚可,所以買了回來,放在這裡跟你分享。(中文部份補寫於2009年10月27日)
As a matter of fact, they had a few small woodblock prints by Masao Ido (井堂雅夫)who had an exhibition at Kiyomizudera Temple that day. However, when compared with these two, I was able to make an easy decision. By no means I am suggesting that K. Nishijima is better. I just love the theme of these two. This is the Kyoto I felt in love with.
The following are pictures I had taken during my store hopping. Hope you like them too. 下面的照片多拍自清水坂。