Arashiyama

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I went to Arashiyama in Kyoto with a friend of mine in early December to see the bamboo forest. They were doing a thing where they lit the forest up at night and you could walk through the whole area and see everything. It was absolutely gorgeous, as you can see!

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I also decided to make another pair of custom chopsticks for myself with my new Kanji name πŸ™‚

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About leemodesigns

I have been folding Origami for over 20 years - being raised in both Japan and Hawai'i has shaped and formed who I am today. Origami has been a kind of relaxation for me my entire life, and only recently did I discover that I enjoyed wearing my work rather than simply displaying it! Although folding paper is how I originally started LeeMo, my personal exploration of digital fabrication has expanded the way that I approach modular origami. Folding will always be a passion for me, but I never want to forget how it all started: a little girl and a package of paper.

4 responses to “Arashiyama”

  1. Ann says :

    How beautiful, Leela! I’m guessing the lamps are paper?

    • leemodesigns says :

      Aren’t they gorgeous? Yes, from what little of the written Japanese explanation I could understand, they were all handmade as some sort of project for this event. I wish I’d found someone to read it to me so I’d know more about it!

  2. laubao says :

    Wow!! That i wonderful!!! I love it! I really would have loved walking in a bamboo forest during the night, like you did!! I like your chopsticks, too…I’m not that good using them!

    • leemodesigns says :

      It was fabulous! The only thing is that it was pretty darn cold and our hands started to freeze from taking all the pictures 😦 If you ever get a chance – definitely check out Kyoto! So many great cultural things – plus, chopsticks look pretty even if they’re just on display, especially if your name is engraved in em πŸ˜‰

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