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2017: a return to kyoto
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2017: a return to kyoto

this is a video from a point-of-view perspective that i took while walking around the kyoto imperial palace grounds. it was during a solo visit to japan at the end of 2017. it was cold and snowing. i had visited japan in the [northern hemisphere] spring of 2013; during the cherry blossom season. though i was not solo at that time. my supposed purpose in going to kyoto in 2017 was to undertake the rakuyo 33 pilgrimage route. to this end, before i went, i roughed up a little web site to help guide me around the densely packed city of kyoto (rakuyo33.info if you are interested). i completed this pilgrimage, on foot, and often in snowy conditions, over a period of six days. however, my actual reason for going to kyoto was a bit different. i wanted -- or perhaps, needed -- to revisit the grounds of the kyoto imperial palace. in search of someone. i guess. this