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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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Kyoto Botanical Garden in early summer

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July 2, 2016

Kyoto is famous for the innumerable Japanese gardens with different trees and plants native to Japan, but few people know that there is a…

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Spring in Kyoto

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April 27, 2015

 Time goes by so fast! Not so long ago I wished you a happy new year, and it’s already April (almost May)! Sorry to…

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Autumn garden of Sennyu-ji temple

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November 21, 2014

A few days ago I went to check the garden of Gozasho building in Sennyu-ji temple, which is situated in the south-eastern part of…

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Gion Matsuri : Yoiyama evening before the Latter Festival parade (Part 2)

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July 28, 2014

After visiting Koi-yama heirloom exhibition, we moved to the Minami-Kannon-yama district. One of the yama’s tapestries featuring a dragon :
The colors of Minami-Kannon-yama decorations…

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Gion Matsuri : Yoiyama evening before the Latter Festival parade (Part 1)

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July 25, 2014

The evening before the Gion Matsuri parade is called Yoiyama. This year, as the parade was held in two parts, we had chance to…

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Gion Festival Tour report

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July 16, 2014

This year, with the collaboration of Tomoe Sawano, heritage walker, we had prepared two Gion Matsuri walking tours, on 7/12 and 7/15. 
On 7/12, we…

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The float ceremony of the Gion Festival, a cultural property?!

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June 20, 2014

Kyoto has been the center of Japanese culture for more than a thousand years, and there are as much as 17 World Heritage Sites…

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