"Three Great Old Books Festival in Kyoto" sponsored by Kyoto Kosho Kenkyukai.
It is a popular event held at Miyako Messe in spring, Tadasu no Mori of Shimogamo Shrine in summer, and Hyakumanben Chion-ji temple in autumn.
This year, the "antiquarian book sale" in spring and the "Shimogamo Noryo Furuhon Matsuri" in summer have been cancelled.
I'm looking forward to the "Autumn Used Book Festival" held at Hyakumanben Chion-ji Temple.
From Friday, October 30 to November 3 (Celebrations/Tuesday), the old book festival takes place in the grounds of Chion-ji Temple.
Looking for books under the refreshing autumn sky can be said to be the best part of "Autumn Used Book Festival".
It is only here in Japan that the memorial service for old books is held before the first day of the old book festival.
It is introduced along with "fall of sports" and "fall of appetite" "fall of reading".
October 27 is designated as the "reading day" and the 2-week "reading week" begins on this day.
The bargain you find at the Used Book Festival may lead you to fruitful reading time.
*In some circumstances, the event may be aborted.
Autumn Used Book Festival
Friday, October 30 - November 3 (Celebrations/Tuesday)
103 Tanaka Monzen-cho , Sakyo Ward , Kyoto City (Hyakumanben Chion-ji Temple)
3 minutes walk from the City bus stop, Hyakumanben