Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji Autumn 2013 in Kyoto! &emdash; Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji (永観堂禅林寺) Autumn 2013 in Kyoto!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Hitaki Sai Fire Festival at Fushimi Inari Shrine. &emdash; Hitaki Sai Fire Festival at Fushimi Inari Shrine.
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Autumn Hotspots in Kyoto and Nara! &emdash; Konpuku-ji: Autumn Nostalgia in Kyoto.
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Autumn Hotspots in Kyoto and Nara! &emdash; Enkō-ji (圓光寺) in Kyoto During the Autumn Season of 2012!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014! &emdash; Yasaka Shrine During Gion Matsuri,2014, in Kyoto.
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Archery at the Nashinoki Shrine in Kyoto. &emdash; Archery at the Nashinoki Shrine in Kyoto.
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014! &emdash; Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014: Yoi-Yoiyama!

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by / on November 20, 2014 at 9:36 PM / in Autumn-Momiji, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines, Yamashina-ku

Dainichi-dō in Kyoto, during Autumn 2014!

Today, I drove along the Higashiyama driveway and took a look at the Shōgunzuka Dainichi-dō (将軍塚大日堂). Since October of this year the temple has re-opened after a year long renovation. What before was a dirt and gravel area in front of the main hall is now a neatly trimmed small mound with maple trees and grass, and a smoothly finished […]

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by / on November 4, 2014 at 9:28 PM / in Out Of The Box

La Japonaise by Monet in Kyoto!

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art and “La Japonaise”: On a windy, blustering day, my daughter and I visited an exhibition on Japonism at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. Japonism is, as described on Wikipedia, the influence of Japanese art, fashion, and aesthetics on Western culture; particularly, in this case, referring to impressionist art in the 19th century. The centrepiece […]

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by / on September 7, 2014 at 4:27 PM / in Kamigamo Jinja, Kita-ku, Temples-Shrines, World Heritage

Karasu Sumō at the Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto!

Chrysanthemum Festival: On September 9, or the 9th day of the 9th month, is a special day for the Kamigamo shrine in Kyoto. They hold the annual “chōyō no sekku” (重陽) or Chrysanthemum Festival. After the Chrysanthemum ceremony in the main shrine, a priest holding a bow and arrow near the sand mounds, called “tatezuna”, in front of the Hosodono […]

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