Archive for September, 2014

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

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 WH, Temples-Shrines

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

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 […]

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by / on September 1, 2014 at 8:58 PM / in Kamigyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Senbon Shaka-dō, The Oldest Buddhist Hall in Kyoto!

Senbon Shaka-dō: A few days ago I visited the Senbon Shaka-dō Temple or Daihōon-ji Temple (大報恩寺) in Kamigyo-ku ward of Kyoto. In my previous post the Reihōkan (霊宝殿) or treasure house was the focus. If you did not have a chance to take a look at the many artefacts and descriptions, you can do so by following this link: Buddhist […]

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