|Entrance walk to Tenryu-ji temple|
|Tenryu-ji temple entrance|
So we all packed up our paints and went on a tour of the gardens instead. It was sprinkling a bit that day and the water droplets were clinging to all of the hydrangea blossoms. It was very beautiful.
|Hydrangea with rain drops at Tenryu-ji|
Then we walked behind the temple gardens into the bamboo forest. It was absolutely incredible. Also, completely full of mosquitoes who wanted some exotic A+ American blood.
|Bamboo forest behind Tenryu-ji|
The experience of walking through this forest is very surreal, almost otherworldly when you realize that the bamboo is really just overgrown grass.