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by / on March 21, 2014 at 9:18 PM / in Aodani Bairin, Baikasai!, Joyo, Local Gems, Matsuri-Festival

Plum Blossom in Joyo City: Aodani Bairin!

Spring is almost here and its time to celebrate! Soon the sakura season will commence and Kyoto, and for that matter every town big or small, will be packed with people enjoying the start of spring. Before that though, there is another matsuri that is held all over the country, the plum blossom festival or the bairin matsuri. A few […]

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by / on March 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM / in Baikasai!, Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Baikasai at Kitano Tenman Gu, Kyoto!

Kitano Tenman-gū is a Shinto shrine in Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It was built in 947, to appease the angry spirit of bureaucrat, scholar and poet Sugawara no Michizane, who had been exiled as a result of political manoeuvres of his enemies in the Fujiwara clan. The shrine became the object of Imperial patronage during the early Heian period. In 965, Emperor […]

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