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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!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Karasu sumō at Kamigamo shrine! &emdash; Karasu sumō at Kamigamo shrine!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014! &emdash; Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014: Yoi-Yoiyama!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014! &emdash; Yasaka Shrine During Gion Matsuri,2014, in Kyoto.
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014! &emdash; Yasaka Shrine During Gion Matsuri,2014, in Kyoto.
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014! &emdash; Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014: Ato-Matsuri (後祭)!

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by / on October 1, 2014 at 11:31 pm / in Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto Temples-Shrines, Matsuri-Festival

Archery at the Nashinoki Shrine in Kyoto.

Nashinoki Shrine: During the month of September many events are held here in Kyoto. One of those, although not so popular with main stream tourists, is the annual Japanese bush clovers festival (Hagi-萩), at the Nashinoki Shrine (梨木神社) in Kyoto. Nashinoki Shrine is located on the East side of Kyoto’s Imperial Palace and opposite of Rozanji Temple. There was an […]

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by / on September 8, 2014 at 11:09 pm / in Gion Matsuri, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Temples-Shrines, Matsuri-Festival

Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto: A Closer Look. Pt.2.

In my previous post on Yasaka shrine, we explored the steps leading up to the main area of this Shrine. If you didn’t had a chance to read it you can do so by following this link: Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto: A Closer Look. Pt.1, it covers many of the sub-shrines that are part of Yasaka Shrine. History of Yasaka […]

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by / on September 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm / in Kamigamo Jinja, Kita-ku, Kyoto Temples-Shrines, Kyoto 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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