Archive for December, 2014

by / on December 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM / in Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Shogatsu, Temples-Shrines

New Years Preparation in Kitano Tenman-gū.

New-Years Preparation: As 2014 draws to a close, Shrines and temples are busily preparing for the influx of people that will come to pray and buy lucky charms for the new-year. Many Shrines in Kyoto have large ema tablets with the new-years zodiac sign displayed in their precincts. The year of the Sheep: 2015 is the year of the sheep […]

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by / on December 10, 2014 at 10:55 AM / in Autumn-Momiji, Matsuri-Festival, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Nanzen-ji in Kyoto, The Sanmon Gate.

Autumn at Nanzen-ji Temple: The autumn season, here in Kyoto, has come to an end and peace has returned to the city. Several years ago I visited the Nanzen-ji Temple grounds (南禅寺) during the autumn season. This year I wanted to go back and climb up the stairs of the majestic Sanmon Gate (三門) of Nanzen-ji (南禅寺). If you take […]

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by / on December 2, 2014 at 3:23 PM / in Gourmet, Out Of The Box

Tororo Soba in Rural Kizugawa County.

A few days ago, I went to the Kizugawa era of Kyoto to enjoy the autumn leaves and shoot some pictures. It was a very nice, sunny day and our first destination was the town of Kasagi and the Kasagi-dera on Mt.Kasagi in Sōraku-gun, Kyoto-fu. It involved quite a bit of hiking on this famous historical mountain and climbing over, […]

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