Over the New Year’s Holiday I finally had a chance to meet up with Sean Lotman in Kyoto. Sean is an American Photographer/Author living in Kyoto and is without a doubt the most easy going expat I’ve met living here in Japan. I recommend reading the nice profile write up The Japan Times did about him recently.
I should also mention that his wife runs a very beautiful soba restaurant that has been in the family for over 500 years called Honke Owariya (本家尾張屋). I recommend stopping there for lunch if you are in Kyoto. The building was rebuilt 100 years ago and is as beautiful as the food is delicious.