Throughout our first week, we have learned so much about the unique Japanese culture. They have lots of traditions, rules and sayings to learn. One that many Remotes have connected with is Wabi-sabi (侘寂?), which represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Some more great Japanese sayings here.
We did a Japanese cooking class at the cooking studio ‘Cooking Sun’. The studio was located in a restored traditional townhouse in central Kyoto. The class began with a shopping tour for ingredients at the famous Nishiki Food Market.
We enjoyed many of the local foods and explored the beautiful city.
The Remote Year team went to see GEAR, a "unique non-verbal performance that stimulates your five senses with a moving story set in the future. Accompanied by impressive stage effects set up using techniques ranging from those used in Kabuki plays to the latest technologies, GEAR is bound to offer you a theatrical experience you will never forget!"
On Saturday we hosted our monthly Junction networking event. We met some amazing people from Kyoto working on lots of interesting things!
Then we jumped on the beautiful subway and headed our to do karaoke.
A group of Remotes did a biking tour of temples around Kyoto.
Greg caught a happy moment of Nate taking a picture of Dave taking a picture of Kim taking a selfie with Steph