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 was glad I wore my new Jika-Tabi with more grip and a snug fit, these shoes are really perfect for climbing around in trees.