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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)!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Sakura Nostalgia From Kyoto, 2014. &emdash; Sakura Nostalgia Kyoto: Arashiyama.

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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 […]Continue reading «Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto: A Closer Look. Pt.2.»

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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 […]Continue reading «Karasu Sumō at the Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto!»

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by / on September 3, 2014 at 3:34 pm / in Gion Matsuri, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Temples-Shrines, Matsuri-Festival

Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto: A Closer Look, Pt.1.

Yasaka Shrine: During the month of July, the Gion Matsuri month, Yasaka shrine is a busy hub for many people. Yasaka shrine is colourfully decorated and many events take place. The main entrance gate or the “Nishi Romon gate (西楼門)” is a landmark of Kyoto and every day of the year you can see visitors posing for a picture on […]Continue reading «Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto: A Closer Look, Pt.1.»

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