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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 have to experience it. If you’re coming to Kyoto in July, you’ll have chance to feel the atmosphere of Gion Matsuri, one of the most famous…


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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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Kyoto Shrines

Kurumazaki-jinja

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May 2, 2014

Kurumazaki-jinja is a shrine situated in Kyoto Saga area near Arashiyama. It honors a 12th century Confucian scholar and holds a Heian-style boat festival,…

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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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KYOTO SAKURA TIME (Part 2 : by night)

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April 15, 2014

Continuing my previous post, here are some photos of sakura by night. They were made in Gion area, where the cherry trees along Shirakawa…

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KYOTO SAKURA TIME (Part 1 : by day)

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April 6, 2014

Recently, Kyoto have been invaded by sakura hunters. The beauty of cherry blossoms leaves no one indifferent. Here is a selection of my sakura…

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