One of the many charms about Kyoto is that its four seasons are distinctly beautiful. In winter, the snowfalls create glittering white vistas, frosting temple roofs and footbridges. By night, parks are illuminated by snow lanterns while toasty baths in natural hot springs or hinoki cypress tubs are enjoyed. Even tea is prepared and served differently: a kettle is heated in a hearth called a kama and brewed tea is sipped from seasonal cups that retain warmth. I love that even in the snowy hush of winter, the Japanese make it a time of year that feels festive and cozy.
“each package is put together with the spirit of bringing you joy”