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February 22, 2018

February in Kyoto is truly freezing. However, during the cold windy days, sometimes we feel a slight hint of spring.


At the Kyoto Gyoen National Garden (京都御苑, a garden which surrounds Gosho Imperial Palace), a place for recreation for Kyoto residents, plum flowers are...

February 19, 2018

Among the many visitors to Niji-jo castle, relatively few make their way to Honmaru Goten (本丸御殿 - a group of castle buildings and gardens within Nijo-jo castle) located at the far end from the front entrance.

In fact, Honmaru was located at the very center of the castle...

February 19, 2018

For many of my readers, hearing the name Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine conjures images of Senbon Torii (千本鳥居 - the thousands of Torii gates), but in fact there is a lot more to see at the shrine.


Located in the Fushimi ward of Kyoto, a convenient district for t...

February 18, 2018

On February 18th, the team from famous Russian news program "Vremya", aired on Channel One Russia, came to our Oike Bettei shop to discover the kimono experience!

The reporter, Ms. Usmanova, came to our shop to see how the kimono rental process works, but also to know m...

February 15, 2018

We often hear from our customers that they would like to visit Uji (宇治, a city located at the south of Kyoto) city.

For many of my readers, Byodoin Temple (平等院) established in the Heian (平安) period must be the most famous place in Uji. However, Uji was already a develop...

February 15, 2018

Hongwanji (本願寺), also known as Nishi Hongwan-ji (西本願寺), a very famous World Heritage Site, is the headquarters of the Hongwanji denomination of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism (浄土真宗本願寺派, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-school). 

The Karamon (唐門, a type of gate seen in Japanese archit...

February 14, 2018

In my previous article of November 5, 2017, "Enjoy Kimono as You Like", I wrote that there were two different cultures in Kyoto associated with Kimono (着物). Today, I would like to introduce you the one of them, the Kimono culture in Hanamachi (花街, districts Maiko () an...

February 13, 2018

Ninomaru teien (二の丸庭園 ) garden at Nijo-jo (二条城) castle has been repaired and modified little by little still today, ever since the renovation by Kobori Enshu (小堀遠州, a master of tea ceremony, also known as an excellent garden designer) in the Edo (江戸)period. T...

February 13, 2018

Nashiki shrine (梨木神社) at the east side of Gosho (御所) Palace enshrines Sanjo Sanetsumu (三條実萬) and Sanjo Sanetomi (三條実美), a father and son from a court noble clan. They both advocated the Ousei Fukko (王政復古, Restoration of Imperial Rule) from the early stag...

February 13, 2018

Jofu (上布) is a type of extremely precious fabric for Japanese summer Kimono (着物), which is exquisitely plain-woven with superfine linen.

Echigo Jofu (越後上布) from Niigata (新潟)prefecture, Oumi Jofu (近江上布) from Shiga (滋賀), and Miyako Jofu (宮古上布) from Miy...

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