"Chanoyu - Zen and Suki" is being held at "Shokoku-ji Jotenkaku Museum"!
The tea ceremony represents Japanese culture.Do you know that the history was together with Zen?It was built by Yoshimitsu Ashikaga and flourished as the center of Gozan Bungaku (Literature) "Shokoku-ji Temple".A special exhibition called "Chanoyu (tea ceremony) - Zen and Suki (refined taste)" is being held at the adjacent "Jotenkaku Museum".In the Sengoku period (period of warring states), Sen no Rikyu was invited to a tea ceremony held by Nobunaga Oda at Shokoku-ji Temple, which greatly contributed to the formation of the present tea ceremony.In Edo period, new tea ceremony became popular in Shokoku-ji Temple and Rokuon-ji Temple.In this exhibition, masterpieces such as tea utensils that were handed down to Shokoku-ji Temple through various hands are exhibited.It is full of highlights such as "Taihi Sankamon Tenmoku chawan (tea bowl)" which was once owned by feudal lord tea master Fumai Matsudaira.Shokoku-ji Jotenkaku Museum701 Shokoku-ji Monzen-cho, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City10 minute walk from Imadegawa Subway Stationhttps://www.shokoku-ji.jp/museum/exhibition/chanoyu/Image provided by: Shokokuji Jotenkaku Museum
Think of the Jidai Matsuri Festival ② Looking back at Kyoto's 1000 years in "Jidai Fuzoku Gyoretsu (Historic Pageant)"
The most exciting thing in Jidai Matsuri is "Jidai Fuzoku Gyoretsu (Historic Pageant)".The procession marching from Kyoto Gyoen to Heian-jingu Shrine is so gorgeous as to look at a period picture scroll!It is also interesting that the procession goes back to the Heian period from the Meiji period.What is noteworthy is that about 2000 people dressed up in historical costumes!The costumes of the period are faithfully reproduced by traditional craft techniques of Kyoto."Jidai Fuzoku Gyoretsu (Historic Pageant)" held on October 22 every year.But this year, it will be changed to October 26.Because why the "Sokui rei Seiden no gi (the ceremony to proclaim the enthronement)" will be held at the Imperial Palace.It is the first year the era name was changed from "Heisei" to "Reiwa".I would like to think about each era.Click here for Think of the Jidai Matsuri Festival ① Let's go to "Kyoto Jidai Matsuri Kan - toni-toni"
Think of the Jidai Matsuri Festival ① Let's go to "Kyoto Jidai Matsuri Kan - toni-toni"
Jidai Matsuri Festival is one of the three major festivals in Kyoto along with Aoi Matsuri Festival and Gion Matsuri Festival.The Jidai Matsuri Festival held in October is the grand festival of Heian Shrine.There is a "Kyoto Jidai Matsuri Kan - toni-toni" in the precincts of Heian Shrine.This is a cultural and commercial facility where you can enjoy the atmosphere of Jidai Matsuri for 365 days.For example, a strip of screen like a picture scroll spreads throughout part of the facility.There is a projected video work on the theme of the entertainment and manners of the times.Also, you can see the explanation of the costume on the monitor of the pillar.And, there are many gourmet and souvenir shops on the first floor!Why don't you check it with Jidai Matsuri Festival?Kyoto Jidai Matsuri Kan -toni-toni97 -2 Okazakinishi Tenno-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from Okazaki Park Museum of Art and Heian-jingu-mae (Heian Shrine) bus stop
The woodworker chairs are assembled at Ryosokuin! The hands-on exhibition "Sitting and Feel Wooden Chair Exhibition"
A chair on which we sit casually in everyday life.Would you like to go to an interactive exhibition this autumn where you can freely sit and feel one chair at a time made carefully by woodworkers all over Japan?The location is "Ryosokuin, Tatchu of Kennin-ji Temple".It is also known for Zen meditation experience.Sitting in a chair, looking at the garden, and enjoying time seems to follow the spirit of Zen.Limited to 3 days from October 19 to 21st !Why don't you take this opportunity to enjoy yourself conscious of "Sitting on a chair"?Ryosokuin, Tatchu of Kennin-ji Temple591 Komatsu-cho, 4 chome, Shijo Sagaru, Yamato-dori, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City5 minutes walk from Higashiyama Yasui bus stophttps://www.kyotoisu.com
IT'LL START SOON! "Kyoto International Film Festival 2019" full of art and events
Kyoto is said to be the birthplace of Japanese movies.Do you know that various film festivals are held throughout the year?In this article, we introduce "Kyoto International Film Festival".The 6th year in 2019 was held from October 17 to 20th.It is set in various places in Kyoto city such as Yoshimoto Gion Kagetsu, Okazaki Park and Shimabara area.You can enjoy not only movies but also art and events!Why don't you enjoy Kyoto's historic autumn art?https://kiff.kyoto.jp/
Enjoy the long autumn nights ② Enchanted by the soft light of Andon (paper-covered lanterns)
It's getting dark earlier these days.Kyoto is in the tourist season.It is also a fun season to drink or listen to music at night and spend a moist time at home.Why don't you change the lighting of the room to a light and relax more?The Andon of "Suzuki Shofudo" which has a variety of Japanese paper goods has a nice external cylinder that is handmade one by one by a craftsman.With patterns of flowers and plants emerging from the soft light, it's easy to forget the passage of time just by looking at them.Click here for Enjoy the long autumn nights ① Cheers to a Kyoto-like machiya bar!Suzuki Shofudo409 and 410 Izutsuya-cho, Rokkaku sagaru, Yanagibaba-dori, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City10 minute walk from Shijo Subway Station
Look, buy and taste the autumn leaves in Kyoto ① Jo-Namagashi of "Nijo Wakasaya Teramachi"
The autumn leaves season is coming soon in Kyoto.Why don't you enjoy viewing autumn leaves a little earlier with Jo-Namagashi (Japanese sweets) that that carefully expresses the leaves dyed red and yellow?My favorite one is "Toganoo" of the Nijo Wakasaya Teramachi store.Surprisingly, the color of the momiji (autumn leaves) in the yokan (sweet bean paste jerry) changes according to the best season for autumn leaves! Toganoo is famous for its autumn leaves.It is a superb item that you will want to enjoy many times along with the autumn leaves viewing.Nijo Wakasaya Teramachi67 Enoki-cho, Nijo-sagaru, Teramachi-dori Street, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto CityIt is a four-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Subway Station.
A unique Kyoto alley ② Strolling around "Yanagi-koji" where unique shops gather
Yanagi-koji is a narrow alley about 60 meters long, located between Uraderamachi-dori Street and Shinkyogoku-dori Street in the east and west.It is just a stone's throw from the Kayu-koji Shopping Street that I introduced the other day.It is a corner filled with modern stone pavement and willows, and there are shops full of individuality.The oldest of these is the "Hachibee Myojin" torii called "Hachibee-san".8 raccoon dogs of Shigaraki ware are enshrined, and each of them is said to have divine blessings such as "Best in luck with money" "to improve one's business" and "full of happiness".If you pray here, you may be able to enjoy shopping and eating without worrying!?Click here for A unique Kyoto alley ① Kyoto's shortest shopping street "Kayu-koji"
- Tsuchi Twist Experience
- Japanese candle painting experience
- Hands-on braiding experience
- Making woodblock postcards
- Mini Japanese umbrella crafting experience
- Kyoto fan painting experience
- Denim Kyo-Yuzen-Zome Experience
- One-Day Kadou (Flower Arrangement) Experience
- Cherry Blossom Tsumami Zaiku Workshop
- Making your very own tegaki cherry blossom yuzen
- Experiencing handmade Kyoto-style confectionery
- Tegaki (hand-painted) Yuzen Experience
- Kyo Zogan Making Experience
- Scented sachet crafting experience, delivered by our craftsmen.
- Hanayui(flower head dress)Photo Plan
- KYOYAKI・KIYOMIZUYAKI Kochi painting
- Tote bag dyeing
- Tsumamizaiku [Pinching-craft] flower box making
- Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card
- Making original mini lanterns
- Experience carving wooden covers of the stamp book