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July 29, 2019

Every year, I visit the event called "Shishigatani Kabocha-kuyo (鹿ケ谷カボチャ供養)" at Anraku-ji temple (安楽寺) located at the eastward of the Tetsugaku no michi (哲学の道, a street called Philosophers' Path). Anraku-ji is a temple of Jodo sect of Buddhism founded by one of the dis...

March 25, 2019

I visited Seiryo-ji (清凉寺) temple, also known as Saga Shakado (嵯峨釈迦堂), to see Otaimatsushiki (お松明式, a bonfire ceremony). The ceremony is a famous event in the early spring, and is listed as three top bofire in Kyoto along with the Gozan no okuribi (五山の送り火...

February 28, 2019

On February 23, I went to Daigo-ji (醍醐寺) temple to see the event "Godairiki-san (五大力さん, five forceful Bodhisattvas)", officially called Godairiki Sonnin nohe (五大力尊仁王会). 

Have you ever seen people hold a gigantic round-shaped rice cake in red and white on TV shows or new...

February 11, 2019

Jotoku-ji (上徳寺) temple, otherwise known as "Kyo no Yotsugi-san (京の世継さん)", is famous for its blessing of conception, and included in the course of YUMEYAKATA "Gojo back street walking tour (五条路地裏さんぽツアー)". The temple has an old history of a deep connection with Tokugawa...

February 6, 2019

Fuku ha Uchi! Oni ha Soto!" is a mantra for Setsubun (節分) festival, meaning "Happiness, come inside! Devils, get lost!". Setsubun is the day before the beginning of spring according to the old calendar. On that day, people throw beans inside and outside of their house...

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 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 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...

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...

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