It rarely snows heavily in Kyoto, but when it did in mid-February this year, I grabbed my gear and went outdoors, attempting to stay warm and dry at the Imperial Palace park in Kyoto. Luckily the palace is only about 5 minutes by bike from my apartment because after a couple of hours of heavy snowfall I was soaking wet and my fingers were numb.
"Winter in Kyoto" - 9" x 12" oil on linen canvas board
Makeshift umbrella holder. Need a bigger umbrella as I still got soaked