There are so many extraordinary temples to visit in Kyoto. Today I visited three more in the Southern Higashiyama area of the city- Kiyomizu-Dera, Entouku-in and Kodai-Ji, with a side-trip to a little ceramics shop in between.
On the way home it began to rain heavily, and peddling slowly along on my bicycle in this downpour, I was soon thoroughly drenched. On returning home, after drying off and whilst drinking some hot tea, I came across this haiku by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694):
Let my name be thus known-
This autumnal shower.