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November 29, 2018

By the order of the Retired-Emperor Gomizunoo (後水尾上皇) in the mid-seventeenth century, Shugakuin Rikyu (修学院離宮, Shugakuin Imperial Villa) was constructed at the foot of Mt. Hiei (比叡山). In the vast premises with steep elevation difference, three villas, such as the l...

November 28, 2018

Sanbi (三尾) is a secluded village in the northern Kyoto surrounded by Mt. Takao (高雄), Mt. Makio (槙ノ尾), and Mt. Togano (栂ノ尾). The ancient temples on each mountain, such as Jingoji (神護寺), Kozanji (高山寺), and Saimyoji (西明寺), are also very famous. If you wish to ta...

November 27, 2018

If you wish to visit a nice spot for viewing autumn foliage, Eikado (永観堂) temple is the place to go.

Sujiwara Sekio (藤原関雄), a nobleman in the Heian (平安) era, once composed a poem about the beauty of tinted leaves of red and gold on the steep rock wall near the Mieido (御...

November 25, 2018

The autumn foliage this year has been reaching its climax! The other day, I took a trip to kameoka (亀岡) city to pay a visit to Izumo Daijingu (出雲大神宮) shrine.

The foundation of the shrine is unknown because it is truly old, but at least, there is a description in the shr...

November 24, 2018

It has become the season of scarlet maple leaves. In Kyoto, there are many nice viewing spots for these autumn delights. In some gardens and temples/shrines, the ponds in the premises reflect the sparkles of the illumination at night like the mirror, and visitors can e...

November 23, 2018

Meisen (銘仙) is a casual type of silk Kimono for ladieswhich was once very popular during the Taisho (大正) till the beginning of the Showa (昭和) era. I remember my grandmother had a lot of them in her chest. 

Today, real Meisen are hardly to be seen, let alone to be worn,...

November 23, 2018

Shosei-en (渉成園) Garden, included in one of YUMEYAKATA's location photo program (https://www.kyoto.yumeyakata.com/syoseien), is a detached territory of Higashi Honganji (東本願寺) temple. Among Kyoto residents, the garden is more commonly known by the name "Kikoku-tei (枳殻邸,...

November 22, 2018

Tenryu-ji (天龍寺), a site of World Heritage, is the head temple of Tenryu-ji Temple school of the Rinzai sect (臨済宗天龍寺派). The temple was built by Ashikaga Takauji (足利尊氏), the founder of the Muromachi shogunate (室町幕府), for the purpose of consoling the soul of the deceased...

November 21, 2018

Close to Shugakuin Rikyu (修学院離宮, one of the former Imperial villas), Sekizan-zenin (赤山禅院) temple established in the Heian (平安) period, is located. Being considered as a guardian of Kyoto at the direction of Kimon (鬼門, Devil's gate, the north-east direction from the Gos...

November 20, 2018

In 1967, November 15, Ryoma Sakamoto (坂本龍馬) and his ally Nakaoka Shintaro (中岡慎太郎) were killed by a troop of assassinators at an inn called Ohumiya (近江屋), Kyoto. The true criminal, the sender of the assassinators, have not been identified yet till today, and the case is...

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