The Public bathhouse "Choja-yu" and Marche
In the Sento (public bath) in Kyoto, events such as Rakugokai are held in the dressing room.This time, we will introduce "Choja-yu Nokisaki Marche" held at the eaves of public baths.From 15:00 every Wednesday, fresh vegetables and rice cakes line the eaves of Choja-yu.Vegetables are grown in 'Aoimori Natural Farm' in Rurikei River Valley, Kyoto, and are fertility-free, chemical-free and fertilizer-free.Neighbors come one after another for seasonal vegetables and ingredients.On the last Wednesday of December, Mochi (rice cakes), Sekihan rice, dried persimmons and shimenawa ropes were also sold.On the day the eaves marche is held, you can enjoy a bath using sagebrush and herbs from Rurikei River Valley in Choja-yu.On this day, "Herb Hot Spring" is full of the aroma of cinnamon basil from Rurikei River Valley.I look forward to every Wednesday when I can enjoy the natural blessings of Rurikei River Valley with my five senses.The "Choja-yu Ekisaki Marche" in January 2022 is held on Wednesday, the 12th, the 19th and the 26th.They are scheduled to be held from 15:00 to nightfall, so why don't you check them out?Choja-yu 'is located at the corner of Kamichojamachi-dori Street and Matsuyamachi-dori Street.Established in 1917, it is a long-established sento that celebrated 105 years of business in 2022.Bandai also sells original goods of Choja-yu, and there are charms that are rare in sento.This bath inherits the traditional style of pouring firewood and boiling well water.The warm water is mild and gentle to the skin, and you can feel it warm from the core of your body.There are water bath, medicine bath and jet bath with natural well water."上長者町通 (Kamichojamachi-dori Street)" is the origin of the name Choja-yu.It is said that wealthy merchants such as money changers lived around this area when Jurakudai was located.It is said that the name of Kamichojamachi and Shimochojamachi comes from the fact that there were many so-called "Choja (millionaire)" in the area.I feel very rich when I'm immersed in the water overflowing in the spacious public bath.I want to become a rich person in my heart for the new year.Choja-yu450 Suhamahigashi-cho, Kamichojamachi-dori Matsuya-cho Nishi-iru, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City2 minutes walk from Omiya Nakadachiuri, City bus stop"Choja-yu Nokisaki Marche" is held in the eaves of Choja-yu every Wednesday.In January 2022, the festival will be held from 15:00 to dusk on Wednesday 12th, 19th and 26th.Here is for The Public bathhouse "Ginza-Yu" and GlassesHere is for The Public bathhouse "Kyogoku-Yu" and weekend ducksHere is for The Public bathhouse "Sakura-Yu" and Carps
Demachi Shopping Street's "歳末大売出し (Year-end grand sale)"
It is a time when words such as "年の瀬 (Toshi-no-se)" and "歳末 (Sai-matsu)" are exchanged to greet the end of the year.One of the features of December is the "歳末大売出し (Year-end grand sale)" held in shopping streets.At this time of the year, the shopping district is filled with a special atmosphere, such as a line of products to celebrate the New Year.The Demachi Shopping District is holding its annual "歳末大売出し (Year-end grand sale)" until Tuesday, December 28.This is an arcade where the words "お鏡餅 (Okagami-mochi)", "門松 (Kado-matsu), "数の子 (Kazunoko), "てっさ (Tessa)" and "てっちり (Tecchiri)" line up.Kyoto specialties such as "阿闍梨餅 (Ajari-mochi), "堀川ごぼう (Horikawa-gobo), "生麩 (Nama-fu) and "海老芋 (Ebi-imo) are also on display.Handwritten signboards and decorations by people in the shopping street are also tasteful and nice.We can also look forward to participating in the raffle with the raffle ticket you get when you shop or eat at the shopping street!One of the highlights of the product is the pair invitation for the "Zenshin-za Kyoto New Year Special Performance" at the Kyoto Theater.They also have futon dryers, electric blankets, aroma humidifiers and other products that make you feel comfortable in winter.Demachiyanagi, where the Demachi shopping district is located, is the terminal of the Saba Kaido (mackerel road) that connects Wakasa (Fukui) and Kyoto.In the Edo period, mackerels and other fish caught in the sea of Wakasa (Fukui) were carried by carriers.In the arcade of the shopping street, there are also giant mackerel objects swimming.If you want to taste mackerel sushi, please go to "Masugataya", a Japanese restaurant established 100 years ago.The "Matsuya grocery store" under the mackerel object also sells "Ajari mochi (rice cake)", a famous cake of Kyoto.There is a Ajari-mochi sales counter next to the food such as rice and red beans.Also, on Saturday, December 18, 19th (Sun), 25th (Sat) and 26th (Sun), "Tabe-Aruki Tour" will be held.The targets are neighbors, people who always pass Demachi, and people who are interested in Demachi shopping district.We can participate as many times as we like from 14 to 15 o'clock during the period.The entry fee is 100 yen and there is a 1 time raffle.Please apply at the lottery site in the middle of the arcade of Demachi shopping street.The first 18 people will be accepted from 11 o'clock each day.Please make sure to wear a mask and enjoy eating and walking while keeping quiet.The Demachi shopping street has a traditional atmosphere and new faces are appearing one after another.How about trying your luck for the last time this year while enjoying the taste of Kyoto and shopping?Demachi Shopping Street229 Seiryu-cho, Imadegawa-agaru, Kawaramachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City5 minutes walk from Keihan or Eiden Demachiyanagi StationThe "year-end sale" at the Demachi shopping district is being held until Tuesday, December 28.Here is for If you want "good meat", go to "Demachi Okada Shokai"Here is for 3 kinds of cucumbers Sandwiches
Riding Report: Illumination of the SaganoTram Train "Light Fantasy Train"
The Sagano Tram Train is a sightseeing train that runs through the Hozu Valley. The trees are illuminated every year during the autumn leaves season. In 2021, the area along the line will be illuminated and illuminated under the name of "Illusion Train of Light." The best time to see it is late in 11 and it will be until December 29.For this year's event, the crowdfunded event will be used to expand the number of locations and illuminations, which will be even more powerful than usual. This time I actually got on the train, so I will deliver it to you. A tram ride that runs for about 7.3 km between Saga Torokko Station and Kameoka Torokko Station, while enjoying the magnificent scenery along the Hozu-gawa River. First, you go to Torokko Saga Station which is the first and last station. This time, I will be riding on the 5th car, the Rich. The retro design of the body makes me excited. It takes 25 minutes one way and about 1 hour round trip by train. As the train starts to run, it is engulfed by a pleasant rumbling sound and a cool autumn night breeze. Car 5 and Rich have no windows, so you can feel the nature of Hozugawa directly. Looking closely at the autumn leaves in the dark, it soothes the mind. The ceiling is also transparent, so you can enjoy the overhanging autumn leaves from below.Here are some of the highlights of traveling by train. Around the viewing spot, it runs at a slow speed and sometimes stops for service. After departing from Saga Torokko Station for a while, there are about 70 autumn leaves crowded in a section of about 200 m on the river side before Hozugawa Bridge. You will be fascinated by the mysterious world with beautiful trees and lighting. In late autumn, the trees that turn bright red are very beautiful. When we arrive at Torokko Hozukyo Station, the bell rings and the illumination lights up at the same time as the conductor signals! Both sides of the station are decorated with colorful lights, including a retro station building and cute raccoon dog ornaments. The old platform on the mountain side is decorated with lights and has a romantic atmosphere. The illumination at Hozukyo Station was the first of its kind this year, and was set up by all employees. This place is called 'Tono-no-Ryoba' (fishing ground of the palace) and it is said that Mitsuhide AKECHI went fishing from Kameoka-jo Castle. This place between Torokko Hozukyo Station and Torokko Kameoka Station used to be dark at night until last year, but a light was installed on the opposite shore this year. On the other side of the large river in the Hozu valley, you can see a dynamic view of the autumnal leaves that appear magically. The "upside-down autumn leaves" reflected on the water surface is a must-see.This time, I actually rode the Sagano Torokko tram light-up and introduced the highlights. There are many other scenic spots, so please take a ride. The autumn leaves season from late November to early December is especially popular, so I recommend you to buy advance tickets.Sagano Tram Train "The Light Fantasy TrainLighting period: Friday, October 15, 2021 to Wednesday, December 29*Suspended: December 8, 15th, 22nd ※ Illumination decoration is scheduled after November 1Lighting Time: From 16: 30 to the last trainTicket sales locations: "e 5489," an Internet reservation service provided by JR West, "Midori-no-madoguchi" at JR West stations (part of Keihanshin), and major travel agencies throughout Japan.*The ticket window for each station of the trolley train (except for Hozukyo Torokko Station) is only available on the day of the performance.official websitehttps://www.sagano-kanko.co.jp/
"Horikawa Chashitsu (Tea room)" is appearing on Horikawa Promenade!
The last time, we introduced a building called "Kao-no-Ie (Face House)".The building we are going to introduce this time is "Horikawa Chasitsu (Tea room)" that appears in the Horikawa Promenade for only 3 days this weekend.A special autumn feature of Horikawa that can be seen every year during the "Kenko-sai Festival", the school festival of Kyoto Architectural College.This year marks 13 years since "Horikawa Tea room" was built as a graduation project.If you look closely, you can see that scaffolding is set up on the river and pillars are made as the foundation!During the period, students of the tea club will welcome you with thin tea.The Kyoto Architectural School is located near the Horikawa Promenade where the Tea room is located.It was established in 1951 by the Carpenters' Association of Kyoto for the purpose of educating children.It is said that this is the only school in Japan established by an architecture industry group.The rice straw used for the thatched roof of the Tea room was harvested by students who went to Keihoku area.Under the direction of a thatching craftsman, they weaved straw, assembled wood and painted mud walls.Why don't you experience the goodness of Kayabuki, which has excellent breathability, heat retention and quick-drying properties in the tea room?It will be lit up after dark, so we can have tea in a fantastic space.Horikawa Promenade leads along Horikawa from Motoseiganji-dori Street in the north to Oshikoji-dori Street in the south.It is also known as the site of the Horikawa Cherry Blossom Festival and Kyoto's Tanabata Festival.Kyoto Architectural School's school festival is held on Friday, November 5, 6th and 7th.Please take all possible measures against infectious diseases such as wearing a mask and disinfecting your fingers.Kenko-sai Festival 2021Period: November 5 and 6th : 12 to 19 o'clock , 7th : 12 to 15 o'clockPlace: Horikawa Chashitsu (Horikawa-dori Street, under the Marutamachi-bashi Bridge)Access: A short walk from Horikawa Marutamachi, City bus stopHere is for "Face Exhibition is being held at the Face House".
Face Exhibition is being held at the Face House
A house with a unique presence in a residential area in Kyoto.The "Ka-ooo Ten (Face Exhibition)" is being held at the "Kao-no-Ie (Face House)" until Sunday, November 7.This project is linked to the "tupera tupera." being held at the Abeno Harukas Museum of Art in Osaka."tupera tupera" is an art unit by Kameyama Tatsuya and Nakagawa Atsuko.Accessories, illustrations and picture books made of original fabric are popular.During the exhibition period, original drawings of the "Kao PLAY" workbook are displayed, and there is also a mini experience corner.There are also picture books and goods for sale, and you can probably meet the new "Kao (face)".*free admissionThe building called "Facial House" contains creative studio & shop ooo.There is a select shop on the left side of the door and the mouth of the face. There are handmade goods by domestic and foreign artists.Recommended for those who want to enjoy handmade items and those who are looking for something unique in the world!DIY kits are also sold, creating a space where you can stir up your creativity.On the right side of the door is an event space for this gallery and workshop.This "tupera tupera's exhibition is also being held in the space to the right of the door.The pupils wide enough to be sucked in, the nostrils, and the mouth wide enough to be swallowed.In particular, the nose has two holes when viewed from below, and the bridge of the nose has a vent.It is unique that it is designed to actually breathe.The house was designed by architect Yamashita Kazumasa and completed in 1974.In 2015, "ooo" opened on the first floor.For nearly 50 years, Kao-no-ie has remained unchanged as it looks at the city of Kyoto.It goes well with the expressive world that spreads in his mouth.Why don't you visit "Kao-no-Ie" and its various faces?creative studio & shop ooo740 -1 Kata Daionji-cho, Nijo-agaru, Koromonotanadori, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City (1F of Kao-no-Ie)6 minute walk from Marutamachi Subway Station"Ka-ooo Ten (Face Exhibition)" is held until Sunday, November 7 (11 to 18 o'clock each day).
Autumn Ancient Book Festival at a temple
The two weeks from October 27 every year are designated as Reading Week.At this time, the "Autumn Ancient Book Festival" is held at Hyakumanben Chion-ji Temple.From Sunday, October 31 to November 3 (national holiday, Wednesday), about 200,000 old books will be displayed and selled in the grounds.The 'Autumn Secondhand Book Festival' is sponsored by the Kyoto Kosho Kenkyukai (Ancient books workshop).It is one of the three major ancient book festivals in Kyoto, along with the Spring Ancient Book Fair and the Shimogamo Noryo Ancient Book Festival in summer.This year marks the 45th anniversary and it is the oldest among the three ancient book festivals in Kyoto.It has been said that discarded objects and tools become "Tsukumo-gami."Various memorial services are held at temples and shrines to show gratitude for things and tools used for a long time.The "Autumn Ancient Book Festival" at Hyakumanben Chion-ji Temple begins with a memorial service for old books on the first day in the temple grounds.Due to the coronavirus, a memorial service was held this year with only the people involved in the event.It is not burning books, but selling them again is the memorial service.The best part of the ancient book festival is that we can encounter books that have been handed over to various people over time.And when I come across a book that hasn't been read for a long time, I feel fated.The annual children's book corner was also canceled this year.There is a booth of a secondhand bookstore that makes a corner for children's books and picture books. Please check there.I hope the book you picked up this fall will enrich your heart.Hyakumanben Chion-ji Temple (Hyakumanben Chion-ji Temple)103 Tanaka Monzen-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City (Higashioji-dori Imadegawa Agaru)3 minutes from Hyakumanben, City bus stop"Autumn Ancient Book Festival" runs from October 30 to November 3, (from 10 to 17 o'clock)Here is for Kyoto Gyoen National Garden "Mori no Bunko"Here is for Kyoto Botanical Garden "Kinoko Bunko"
"Citizen Exchange Festa" at Kyoto Botanical Garden
On November 3 (Wednesday/national holiday), Culture Day, the Kyoto Botanical Garden will hold a "Kyoto Prefecture Citizen Exchange Festa".The theme of the project is "Aiming for Kyoto Prefecture to realize the dreams and hopes of each and every person in every region."Why don't we enjoy various events while walking around the botanical garden colored in autumn?It is nice that it opens for free on the day (However, there is a fee for visiting the greenhouse and parking.).Every November, the Kyoto Botanical Garden holds the "Citizen Exchange Festa."Under these circumstances, in 2021, outdoor interactive events will be held at a reduced scale.Instead, it's powered up as a "hybrid online and real festival"!Online, "Quiz & Janken Tournament" and other events will be held until Sunday, March 20, 2022.In the real event, you can go to the "Performance Square" which is full of the Oshiba fabric in the botanical garden!Circus and music stages and shows by Toei Kyoto Movie Studio are performed.On Oshiba fabric, playground equipment designed for all children is available only at the festival.All children can enjoy it together regardless of whether they have disabilities or not.You can take a commemorative photo with a police car and a fire engine coming to the venue on the day.Digest video will be uploaded online after the real event.In addition, an event of Kyoto Botanical Garden will be held at the same time on the day.At the "Kyo no Mura Zukuri Exchange Fair," producers from all over Kyoto Prefecture sell vegetables and processed goods.There is also a sales event where products that can contribute to ethical consumption are lined up, starting with "Kyo no wa Ato products" (welfare work products).We can also look forward to the sale of Seiei's fun lucky bags by the community hygiene industry association.*All of them are for takeout only.Please check the official website of "Citizen Exchange Festa" for details of the event.The 'Nakaragi no Michi Road' runs along the Kyoto Botanical Garden to the Kitaoji-bashi Bridge and Kitayama-ohashi Bridge of the Kamo-gawa River.Yae Benishidare Sakura in spring is famous, but the trees will be dyed red or yellow in the coming season.Kyoto Botanical Garden holds' Autumn Leaves Light Up 'from Friday, November 13 to Sunday, December 5.During the period, the park will be extended to 20 o'clock and the park will be illuminated at dusk.Why don't you enjoy it with the autumn leaves of Kamogawa?Kyoto Botanical GardenShimogamo Nakaragi-cho, Sakyo-ward, Kyoto-city, KyotoA short walk from Subway Kitayama StationCitizen Exchange FestaPeriod: November 3 (national holiday, Thursday) 10 to 16 o'clock (botanical gardens open 9 to 17 o'clock)Venue: Kyoto Botanical Garden*The online version will be available from the end of the festival until Sunday, March 20, 2022.Autumn Leaves Light UpPeriod: Friday, November 13 to Sunday, December 5 10 to 20 o'clock (last entry until 19:30)Venue: Kyoto Botanical GardenHere is "Kyoto Botanical Garden "Kinoko Bunko"
"Nishi Hongan-ji Oto-Butai" will be on air on Sunday, October 24!
"Oto-Butai (The Sound Stage) " is an event of Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS) which started in 1989.The temple representing Japan has become the stage.This is an original music project with a stage set in a temple and the theme of which is "the encounter between the East and the West".More than 180 artists from Japan and abroad have performed at 18 famous temples.Nishi Hongan-ji temple is in the spotlight for the 34th Oto-Butai.Unfortunately, from the viewpoint of preventing the spread of COVID-19, it was recorded without an audience, but how about enjoying "Nishi Hongan-ji Onbutai" on TV?It will be broadcast on MBS and TBS nationwide network from 0:30 at night on Sunday, October 24.Nishi Hongan-ji Temple, a World Heritage SiteNishi Hongan-ji Temple is affectionately known as "Onishi-san".Officially called Ryukoku-san Hongan-ji, it is the head temple of the Jodo Shinshu Hongan-ji school.The Jodo Shinshu sect was founded by Shinran Shonin (1173 - 1263) in the middle of the Kamakura period.There are many national treasures such as Goei-do Hall and Amida-do Hall that enshrine Shinran Shonin, and important cultural properties such as Kyozo and Chozusha.In 1994, it was registered as a World Heritage Site as the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto."The music director is Muramatsu TakatsuguThis time, "Nishi Hongan-ji Oto-Butai" was composed with Takatsugu Muramatsu as the music director.Takatsugu Muramatsu's wish to give courage and hope through music to the world that is suffering from the coronavirus.The artists who agreed with the idea spun a story of "Sound" where you feel life.A One-night joint performance by a group of gorgeous artistsThe members of the "Oto-Butai Special Orchestra" stand by on the solemn stage of Nishi Hongan-ji Temple.Cellist Dai Miyata and fruitist Cocomi will perform with Mr. Muramatsu.It is a one-night stand that is spun together with the book "The Word of Life" by life scientist Keiko Yanagisawa.Shoko Nakamura, a leading ballet dancer in Japan, collaborated with choreographer Yuka Oishi for the first time.The stage of Tenor Ken Nishikori, who is known for many opera performances, is also breathtaking!And Shizuka Kudo.Beautiful harmony with the members of "Biwako Hall Vocal Ensemble" was echoed.This time, Sandoz Art connects the world of each sound fantastically and dramatically.A live performance by Sandoz art group "SILT" is projected on the screen in the center of the stage.I was inspired by the music of Takatsugu Muramatsu's "Pray for the World" piano.Also on the show, actor Manami Higa will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple as a traveler.She reads the "Word of Life" aloud from valuable places that are not open to the public, such as Hiunkaku and Shoin, which are national treasures.Actor Masao Kusakari will narrate the show.A one-night dream stage where one of the most famous temples in Japan becomes "Phantom Theatre".Please enjoy the special "Oto-Butai" at home!Nishi Hongan-ji Oto-Butai (The Sound Stage at Nishi Hongan-ji Temple)For details such as the broadcasting date and time, please check the "KYOTO CHISHIN" page below.https://www.kyoto-chishin.com/otobutai/
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