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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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GION FESTIVAL 2014

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May 29, 2014

Have you ever seen a matsuri, Japanese traditional festival? Don’t miss it while travelling to Japan! Its ambience can’t be described with words, you…

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AOI MATSURI 2014 (Part 3)

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May 20, 2014

Here is my favourite photo of Aoi Matsuri :

These two are looking so good together!..

Two more people who don’t match the solemn atmosphere of…

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AOI MATSURI 2014 (Part 2)

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May 19, 2014

Continuing my previous post featuring the Aoi Festival procession of the Imperial Guard Representative, here are some shots of the Imperial princess’ procesion.

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AOI MATSURI 2014 (Part 1)

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May 16, 2014

Yesterday I had a chance to attend Aoi Matsuri, one of the three largest Kyoto festivals. It’s highlight is the procession of about 500…

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Late sakura in Ohara

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May 7, 2014

Continuing my previous post, here are some photos of late sakura in Ohara village. It’ve been a while since sakura season has ended in…

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Ohara spring colors

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May 6, 2014

A week ago, I had a chance to spend sunny Sunday in Ohara, a charming village situated in the mountains of northern Kyoto. Weather…

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Boys’ Day dolls

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April 24, 2014

May 5th is a national holiday in Japan called Children’s Day (Kodomo-no-hi). In principle, it celebrates both girls and boys, but historically it’s Boys’…

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