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Antiques & Brocante Kyoto Design

Sowgen Brocante

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July 7, 2017

When he was a child, the owner of Sowgen Brocante always had a few small stones and other precious to the child’s heart things in his pockets. Now, his shop is just like large pocket full of old and sometimes surprising things mixed with green plants and dry flowers….

Green world of Gio-ji temple – Arigato Kyoto


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Green world of Gio-ji temple

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June 9, 2017

My first trip to Japan was in July 2009. After the rainy season, Kyoto was so green! That time, I had the impression that…

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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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Gratitude Journal

Why Arigato Kyoto?

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January 27, 2017

I’ve been asked a few times, why Arigato Kyoto?
When you visit a country you don’t speak the language, usually you learn at least 2…

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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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MUSINGS & PERSONAL

MySweetKyoto.blogspot.jp has moved to ArigatoKyoto.com !

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April 26, 2016

Thank you to those who had followed my blogging debuts on the blogspot platform! Now I decided to take my discovering of Kyoto lifestyle…

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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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