My favorite work in the garden – climbing & pruning trees. One needs muscles, brain, balance and courage. A work that is thrilling and relaxing at the same time. Yesterday was the first time I was allowed to climb a tree in Kodai-ji. Some of the branches we took of were the size of a young tree themselves. I wass glas I wore my new Jika-Tabi with more grip and a snug fit, these shoes are really perfect for climbing around in trees.

Never look down

Never look down

Cutting back these nasty upright branches

Cutting back these nasty upright branches

Once we took off some branches, we could see Kyoto and a fresh breeze of air now and then made the  work less tiring

Once we took off some branches, we could see Kyoto and a fresh breeze of air now and then made the work less tiring

 

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  1. Oh, I love that too!
    Really have to buy Tabi soon…
    Last week we had to cut down Matebashii at Tajima-danchi to 5m height. Some of them were already about 7m high, so we had to reshape the whole tree.
    Was a lot of fun, but also hard work.

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