You can see more photos from other places in the Japan category of this blog, and also read about the trip in the zine I wrote.
While we were in Nara we also visited a traditional Japanese tea garden. Unfortunately the tea house was shut, and it was raining, but it was still a lovely garden.
As with everything in Nara, there was a lot of moss.
We were slightly early for the cherry blossom, but there was some out already.
The only thing missing to make this a traditional painting was a heron.
A large expanse of moss.
Closeup of some ferns.