It isn't in Kyoto proper (more of a day trip from it) but the Arashiyama bamboo grove has become a firm part of the Kyoto experience - and for a good reason: it is one of the most beautiful places in the broader Kyoto area and certainly one of the most iconic images. The Omoshiroi Block Scenery Kyoto Summer Bamboo Grove Memo Pad brings this scene to your desk - or your shelf or any other spot where you want to add a uniquely Japanese touch using the quintessential Japanese material that is paper.
Created with 40 layers of colored paper, finely cut to convey the details of the bamboo leaves and the traditional fence as well as two more signature parts of a classic Kyoto image - a couple in yukata summer kimono and a rickshaw cart - the Omoshiroi Block Scenery Kyoto Summer Bamboo Grove Memo Pad is gradually revealed as you remove each sheet, with the final result truly encapsulating the beauty of Arashiyama. A different way to celebrate Japan's old capital that will make you pine for a visit to real Arashiyama!
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