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December 30, 2018

Kitano Tenmansu (北野天満宮) is a shrine to the god of learning, Sir Sugawara Michizane (菅原道真), and is very crowded with visitors especially during the New Year's holiday season. In my childhood, my parents often took me there, especially at the time of my entrance examinat...

December 29, 2018

The year end is getting close and my readers must have been doing very busy in preparation for welcoming the New Year.

In this busy time of the year, I always think of Kappogi (割烹着), a Japanese coat over Kimono (着物) mostly for cooking. My mother and grandmother use...

December 27, 2018

Higashi-honganji (東本願寺), otherwise affectionately called as Ohigashi-san (お東さん, Mr. Higashi), is the head temple of Otani (大谷) sect of Shinshu (真宗) located near YUMEYAKATA. The sight of many temple buildings that are the world's largest level architecture is just overw...

December 26, 2018

Toji (冬至, winter solstice) is the day which has the shortest daylight hours in the year. In Japan, we take a Yuzuburo (柚風呂, hot citron bath) and eat boiled pumpkin on this day. There is an old saying that if you eat a food which includes more than two "n" consonants in...

December 26, 2018

Nowadays, the sleeve lengths of ready-made Kimono (着物) and Juban (襦袢, Kimono undergarment) are standardized to approximately 49 centimeters so that the sleeves of outer and inner layers are almost always fit with each other. However, when I try to wear my grandmother's...

December 24, 2018

Kobo-ichi (弘法市), also known as Kobo-san (弘法さん、Mr. Kobo), is a market within the premises of Toji (東寺)temple held on 21st of each month that falls on the date of Kobo-Daishi's (弘法大師, Saint Kobo) passing. Many people visit this market and enjoy seeking for lucky fin...

December 23, 2018

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Thank you so much for the photos! They are so beautiful, we love them very much! We will definitely use them on our wedding. Thank you again for the masterpiece and all the efforts you and the ladies who helped us to dress pu t into the photo shooting. We...

December 20, 2018

One of the popular winter events in Kyoto is Daikon-daki (大根焚き, events at temples that offer boiled Japanese radish to visitors), and above all, the one at Ryotokuji (了徳寺) temple at the Narutaki (鳴滝) district is very famous for its history and the popularity.

The event...

December 19, 2018

Commenced in 2005, the light-up event at the Arashiyama (嵐山) district, aka Arashiyama Hanatouro (嵐山花灯路), has become very popular as one of the winter events in Kyoto. Despite the cold night weather, the event attracts many visitors from all over Japan. 

The fantastic li...

December 15, 2018

Shinsengumi (新選組) is a troop of Samurai (侍) warriors at the end of the Edo (江戸) period, whose mission was to eliminate the anti-shogunate forces. Later shinsengumi fought the Boshin war (戊辰戦争) as a part of the former Tokugawa Shogunate army (旧徳川幕府軍). Shinsengumi warrio...

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