We set out to this beautiful area of Arashiyama on a nice spring day. Though it had rained for days on end for the announced rainy season, today had let up and the sun was just breaking through. Sagano is a quiet neighborhood in an exclusive part of Kyoto. It’s the ideal place to stroll around and enjoy the Continue reading «Strolling through Sagano’s exquisite neighborhood!»Read more ›
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Saito Tokiyori was one of Taira-no-Shigemori’s retainers. Tokiyori saw Kenrei Monin’s lady-in-waiting, Yokobue, dance during a flower-viewing party and decided he wanted her for his wife. Refused permission, Tokiyori renounced the world and became a priest in Sanpo-ji, a sub-temple of Ojo-in Temple. Yokobue went to see Tokiyori, but he refused to meet her as he had already taken his Continue reading «Takiguchi-dera temple: A story written in Blood!»Read more ›
Nison-in is a Tendai Buddhist temple complex in Ukyō-ku, a western ward in the city of Kyoto, Japan. The temple’s official name is Ogura-yama Nison-kyo-in Keidai-ji. The temple is a popular destination during the Japanese maple viewing season (the momiji season). The temple derives its name from the fact that there are two main images here—one statue of the founding Continue reading «Nison-in or Ogura-yama Nison-kyo-in Keidai-ji!»Read more ›