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September 18, 2019

Ever since the old times and even today, Japanese people has been enchanted by the beauty of the moon. Especially, the moon in the mid-autumn is called as Chushu no Meigetu (中秋の名月), and loved by everybody.

The other day, the Chushu no Meigetu viewing event was held at D...

August 2, 2019

It’s been severely hot in Kyoto. In such a weather, cool looking sweets are the real treat. The other day, my colleague brought a bar of Yohan (羊羹, sweet bean jelly) to work to share. She gave me one slice of it and it was so pretty! 

Nanajo Kanshundo (七條甘春堂)...

April 8, 2019

Rokuson-noh Jinja (六孫王神社) near Toji temple (東寺), is a high-ranked shrine located at the birthplace of Seiwa Genji (清和源氏) clan. The deity here is Minamoto no Tsunemoto (源経基), and his father was the 6th boy of the emperor Seiwa. For that reason, the shrine got the name, ...

March 25, 2019

Finally, cherry trees are starting to bloom. We YUMEYAKATA are happy to present special offers of spring to you. 

Ryugen-ji (笠原寺) is a temple named after a nun/its founder, Kasahara Masae (笠原政江), and founded as the Kyoto branch of Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple (川...

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...

March 7, 2019

It's already March, and is getting comfortably warm.

Kurumazaki Jinja (車折神社, meaning a broken-car) is a shrine very famous as the god of performing art, and its name originates from the story of the emperor Go-Saga (後嵯峨天皇) that his Gissha (牛車, ox carriage) got broken wh...

March 3, 2019

Close to the World Heritage site, Shimogomo shrine (下鴨神社), stands the Old Mitsui Family Shimogamo Villa (旧三井家下鴨別邸). The area is a very beautiful place commending the maginificent view of Mt. Hiei (比叡山), embracing the sacred Tadasunomori (糺の森) forest and the beautiful r...

February 19, 2019

It's been cold everyday. However, early Ume (梅, plum) flowers made us recognize the footsteps of spring. In fact, the the symbol of Japanese spring was plum flowers in the old days.

Introduced from China in the Nara (奈良) period, plum flower has been enchanting Japa...

February 13, 2019

Umenomiya-Taisha (梅宮大社) is widely worshiped in Kyoto as beneficial for conception and safe delivery. It is based on the shrine's history of the Empress Danrin (檀林皇后), the wife of the Emperor Saga (嵯峨天皇), who was blessed with a baby-prince after offering a pra...

February 12, 2019

"I always get confused about which side of the Kimono (着物) should be on top." My friend who have learned Kitsuke (着付け, kimono dressing), yet haven't worn Kimono for a while once told me.

As a rule, the left collar of the Kimono should always be over the right side from...

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