There is a saying in Japan that if you throw a stone in Tokyo, you'll hit a subway and if you throw a stone in Kyoto, you'll hit a temple. There are over 1600 temples in Kyoto and over 400 shrines. What is the difference between a temple and a shrine? A temple is for buddhism and a shrine is for shinto. I am fascinated with the Japanese temples' and shrines' unique architecture, in particular the pagodas that can found at some of them. As summer is quickly approaching in Kyoto, I decided to take advantage of the last "cooler" days in the city and paint some of the local pagodas.
these are some more pagodas I painted earlier in the year