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Asahiyaki pottery shop & gallery in Uji, Kyoto – Arigato Kyoto


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Asahiyaki pottery shop & gallery in Uji, Kyoto

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February 11, 2018

Asahiyaki is a pottery maker with a 400-year history situated in Uji, a small city south of Kyoto which is mostly famous for Byodo-in…

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Museum crush : Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

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February 3, 2018

I remember well my first museum crush.

It has occurred during my very first trip to Venice, when I discovered by chance the…

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10 places to visit in Copenhagen for design lovers – Arigato Kyoto


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10 places to visit in Copenhagen for design lovers

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January 26, 2018

This is the 3rd from 4 posts about my short business trip to Copenhagen last December. I arrived there with much less time on…

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Copenhagen architecture wanderings

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January 1, 2018

So it’s already 2018.. Happy New Year to you all! May this year bring you only joy, love and happiness. To me, 2017 brought…

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Kyoto Antique & Vintage Market 2017 – Arigato Kyoto


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Kyoto Antique & Vintage Market 2017

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April 28, 2017

I’m so glad I could pay a visit to the Kyoto Antique & Vintage Market which was held annually at the Former Rissei Elementary…

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Snowy Kyoto (Part 3 : Kyusho-in & Ryosoku-in temples) – Arigato Kyoto


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Snowy Kyoto (Part 3 : Kyusho-in & Ryosoku-in temples)

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January 23, 2017

Kyusho-in and Ryosoku-in are both sub-temples of Kennin-ji, which is the oldest zen temple in Kyoto. Sometimes I go to Kennin-ji for zazen sessions.

Unlike…

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Snowy Kyoto (Part 2 : Kodai-ji & Entoku-in temples) – Arigato Kyoto


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Snowy Kyoto (Part 2 : Kodai-ji & Entoku-in temples)

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January 20, 2017

It always blows my mind how majestic the facade of Kodai-ji temple looks, in any weather.

When I saw this tiny teahouse under the snow,…

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Snowy Kyoto (Part 1 : Kiyomizu-dera area) – Arigato Kyoto


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Snowy Kyoto (Part 1 : Kiyomizu-dera area)

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January 16, 2017

Yesterday we had a real snowfall here in Kyoto! Even if I don’t particularly like cold, I miss the snow. It reminds me of…

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Morning zazen at Kennin-ji temple.

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June 21, 2015

Last Sunday, I had my first zazen experience in a temple. I’ve wanted to try it for a long time, and when I heard…

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Visit to the Kyoto Imperial Palace

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November 5, 2014

To visit the Kyoto Imperial Palace, you usually have to apply in advance via the Imperial Household Agency. But every spring and autumn, everybody…

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