Traveled to north Kyoto today to visit an old friend.

Last time we’d been this way was over 20 years ago. Along the way, we saw many flowering wisteria trees. They reminded me of the ones in St. Edmund’s Hall, Oxford. Vaughan Williams’ “Variation on a theme by Thomas Tallis” was playing on the sterero. “Teddy Hall” was my father’s college, and the Vaughan Williams was one of his favourite pieces. He passed away 2 years ago this spring.