"Mishima-sha Fair" is being held at bathhouse "Kyoto Tamanoyu"
As Christmas approaches, the town of Kyoto is gradually starting to illuminate.Why don't you warm up your cold body at a bathhouse after walking after seeing the illumination?At the sento "Kyoto Tamanoyu" near Kyoto City Hall, the winter fun "Tamanarie" is lit.Not only the people who come to take a bath, but also the people who go on the road are brightly lit up.The "Tamanoyu x Miyako x Mishima-sha Fair" is being held until early December.During the event, books from the local publisher "Mishima-sha Corporation" are displayed in the changing room.It was held at the same time at bathhouse "Miyakoyu" in Shiga, and the books selected at each public bath were different.If you buy 3 books, you can get a collaboration towel "Yutobon" as a present.Why don't you take this opportunity to read a book in the changing room or bathroom?My body and heart get warm, and I feel like I can step back on the way home.Many large-scale illumination events have been canceled this winter.I feel like I am saved by the gentle lights that illuminate a corner of the town such as public baths and churches.Kyoto Tamanoyu401 Kameya-cho, Oshikoji-dori Gokomachi Nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station on the subway.http://kyoto-tamanoyu.com/
"Misokaan Kawamichiya", which is famous soba restaurant since the Edo period
I was looking for cold soba (noodles) this summer.As autumn deepens, I change my mind to warm soba.In Kyoto, it is not uncommon to find long-established stores that have been in business for 300 or 400 years."Misokaan Kawamichiya" located in Fuyacho-dori streed Sanjo is one of them.It is a long-established restaurant that has been serving fresh soba since the Edo period and has been loved by many celebrities both in Japan and abroad.When you go under the noren (a short curtain hung at the entrance of a room), you can see the tasteful tatami seats in the sukiya style interior.There is a small room in the back, and you can see the garden from the chair seats where the wind passes.Enjoy this year's seasonal flavor of new soba at "Nishin (soba noodle soup with herring)", "Kamo Namba (soba noodle soup with dag)", "Yamakake (soba noodle soup with grated yam)", etc.You can add "Kisetsu gohan (Seasonal rice)" to your soba."Houkouro" is "nabe (hot pot)" with yuba, nori seaweed, spinach, quail egg, shiitake mushroom and kamaboko fish cake with soba and udon noodle."Houkouro" that is said to have been invented by the 14th generation owner is also a specialty of Misokaan Kawamichiya.The stock that has been preserved for generations is used and the supplier of carefully selected ingredients is the same as it was then.You can also enjoy Kyo-yasai (Kyoto vegetables) with special ingredients such as Kyo-kikuna, Karami-daikon (spicy radishes) from Takagamine, and Kamo-tai negi (green onions).The soba is pounded with mountain yams from Tanba, making it a pot in which you can enjoy the unique flavor of Kyoto.For a limited time until Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the annual "aromatic furnace" will be on the Internet.I heard that there is a privilege only for those who see the website, so please check it.You can take out "aromatic furnace" and some soba, so, how about it for a year-end party or toshikoshi soba?Misokaan Kawamichiya297 Shimohakusan-cho, Fuyacho-dori Sanjo-agaru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City5 minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station on the Kyoto City Subwaywww.kawamichiya.co.jp/english.html
A traditional event held in November to celebrate the growth of children aged 7, 5 and 3
A traditional event held in November to celebrate the growth of children aged 7, 5 and 3 "七五三まいり (753 Mairi)".It is the adorable way for the children, dressed in their best clothes, to go and pray with their parents.I think some people are planning to visit the shrine during these three consecutive holidays.It is said to have originated from a ceremony in the Heian period, and to have begun the current style of visiting the shrine in the Edo period.The Japanese nursery rhyme "Toryanse (Please go through)" also describes 753 scenes of prayer."Koko ha doko no hosomichi ja? (Which lane is this?) ""Tenjin-sama no hosomichi ja (The narrow road is Tenjin-sama's one)"Speaking of Tenjin-sama in Kyoto, it is Kitano-tenmangu Shrine.It is the headquarters of about 12,000 Tenman-gu and Tenjin-sha shrines across the country, known as the birthplace of Tenjin-shinko Faith.Kitano Tenmangu Shrine also accepts "753 Mairi" as needed during November.The god of wisdom, Michizane Sugawara, is the enshrined deity and he is the "Tenjin-sama,".It appears in the poem "Iki ha yoi-yoi, Kaeri ha kowai (Please go through now, but there may be something scary going back)"There is also a theory that at that time, people used to visit the Tenjin-sama Shrine through the Sando (an approach to the shrine), and used a lonely back road on the way back.In Kitano Tenmangu, around Odoi was the way back home at that time.The current Odoi of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is unveiled to the public during the period of its 753 pilgrimage "Historic Site Odoi Momiji-en Garden".It is very crowded with many people who love the autumn leaves at the best time.If you apply for "753 temple visits" and visit the temple, the entrance fee of Momiji-en will be half price.There is no such thing as "Kaeri ha kowai (there may be something scary going back)" and it seems to be a song "Kaeri ha tanoshii (The return is pleasant)".Parents and children who appear in the nursery rhyme "Toryanse (Please go through)" may also be envious of the present age.Kitano Tenmangu ShrineBakurocho, Kamigyo-ward, Kyoto-city, KyotoA short walk from the City bus stop, Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden "Mori no Bunko"
When autumn deepens, it is also a blissful time to read in the sun.The trees in the nature-rich Kyoto Gyoen National Garden called "Forest Museum" have also turned red and yellow.Do you know there is a special reading spot in the corner of Kyoto Gyoen?"Haha to Ko no Mori (Mother and Children's Forest)" is located in the "Mori no Bunko (Forest book shelf)" on the north side of the Kyoto State Guest House.Every day, except for rainy days from April to the end of 11, bookshelves are open from morning to evening in the trees.You can't borrow books to go home, but anyone can enjoy reading freely on a wooden bench or in the shade of a trees.Although November has entered the second half of the year, the weather has been as warm as early summer.When I sit on a bench in the sunny place, I might forget time and season.Books and picture books on natural science for children are displayed in the "Mori no Bunko".There is also a wild bird drinking area "Birdbus" nearby, and you can enjoy the song of birds as background music.It is a hidden spot where you can see wild birds and insects in Kyoto Gyoen with a book on the bookshelf in your hand.The doors of the bookshelves are closed in December, but "Haha to Ko no Mori" remains open.Kyoto Gyoen is also known for its beautiful gingko trees and autumn leaves, and the forest for mothers and children is colored with autumn colors.It is also recommended as a resting spot to stop by after taking a walk in the large garden.Kyoto Gyoen Mori no Bunko3 Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo-ward, Kyoto-city, Kyoto5 minutes walk from Furitsu Idaibyoin-mae (front of Furitsu Idaibyoin), City bus stop.Open from April 1 to November 30 from about 9: 00 to 16 o'clock*During the period, bookshelf doors are closed on rainy days.
Japan's first adoption of sailor suits "Heian Jogakuin (St.Agnes')"
This fall, students on a school trip returned to Kyoto.Every time I see the lively students in the midst of their youth, I feel refreshed.In the past, sailor suits and Gakuran were the mainstream uniforms for junior and senior high school students.There are many blazers now, and the number of schools that are particular about fashionable designs and designer goods is increasing.As for me, I used to wear blazer uniforms in both junior and senior high schools, so I secretly adore sailor suits.For that reason, when I see students in sailor suits, I can't help but follow them with my eyes.Sailor suits can be said to be a symbol of female students both now and in the past.Located in Kyoto's Gosho Nishi (West) area, "Heian Jogakuin" is said to be the first school in Japan to adopt sailor uniforms.It was in 1920, so it was exactly 100 years ago.This elegant uniform features a white collar and a silk scarf around the neck of a hand-sewn dress.At that time, there were many female students who wanted to enter because "I want to wear a sailor suit!".There is a special feeling that is different from the current brand uniforms, and it is understandable that female students long for it.At Heian Jogakuin Junior High School, sailor-collar jackets are now being used to pass down the tradition.Heian Jogakuin St. Agnes Girls has its roots in "Eddie's School" which was established in 1875 in the former Kawaguchi settlement in Osaka.In 1895, it moved to the western part of Kyoto Imperial Palace, and has been called Heian Jogakuin.To the west of the school building stands "Saint Agnes Church" at the corner of Karasuma-dori Shimodachiuri, a Gothic brick building.It is designated as a tangible cultural property designated by Kyoto City and has a presence like a symbol of Gosho Nishi.It was originally built as a chapel of Heian Jogakuin St. Agnes School, and it is also open to the community now.As Christmas approaches, I'm excited about the illumination of the church!*Due to the effect of the new coronavirus, voluntary restraint or restriction of admission to churches may be enforced.*You are not allowed to enter the school grounds.Saint Agnes ChurchShimodachiurikado, Karasuma-dori, Kamigyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from Subway Marutamachi Station
Miyake Hachimangu with Pigeons
Cows, pigeons, foxes and so on have been messengers of gods since ancient times.This time, I would like to introduce the shrines that value pigeons.It is located at Eiden-Hachimanmae Station, Kamitakano "Miyake Hachimangu Shrine".It is said to originate from a shrine built by ONO no Imoko in the Asuka period, and it is also worshipped as a guardian god for children.A white dove that is said to have guided a deity of Hachiman from Usa Hachiman-gu Shrine to Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine in the Heian period.For that reason, it is said that at Hachimangu, pigeons have been cherished as messengers of the gods.Miyake Hachiman-gu Shrine awards Shinbato (God's Pigeons) to children when they visit a shrine.It is a clay doll made of a pair of pigeons, and there is a custom to return it when a child grows up safely.The fact that the head of the goddess pigeon is red and the body is blue means to ward off evil and it is also a good luck charm for child rearing.The ones beside the torii are not Komainu (dogs), but "Komabato (pegions)".In addition to stone lanterns and paper lanterns in the precincts, the Ema (votive horse tablets) and Omamori (amulets) of the gifts are also decorated with Shinbato.Real pigeons can freely go in and out of the precincts and spend time surrounded by pigeons.Miyake Hachimangu Shrine22 Kamitakano Miyake-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City2 minutes walk from Eiden-Hachiman-mae StationHere is for Peacocks, Tanaka-san and Tanaka Shrine.Here is for Awata Shrine where the yellow ducks are appearing
Awata Shrine where the yellow ducks are appearing
In this "KYOTO-CHISHIN" the other day, I introduced you to Tanaka Shrine where peacocks live.There are ducks in the Chozu-bachi (bowl) in the precincts of Awata Shrine in Higashiyama, which I will introduce to you this time.Although it is called a duck, a real duck is not swimming.It's that yellow toy duck floating in the bath.There are many small ducks floating, and it looks like yellow flowers are blooming from a distance.Dragon in Chozu-bachi, now seem to take care of ducks.It is said that the duck Chozu-bachi was proposed by the shrine parishioner of Awata Shrine, and there is a lot of talk about it on SNS.The ducks will float until they get dirty, so if you're interested, please visit the shrine as soon as possible.The temple grounds are also a viewing spot where you can see Mt. Hiei, Mt. Atago and Kitayama.It is also known as "Awata-matsuri Festival" in October, and every year "Seawari ritual" is held on the eve of the Shinkosai.In Yowatari shinji, "Awata O-toro", which is made of big lanterns, makes a tour and is famous.In 2020, it was held on a smaller scale, and Otoro is about half the size of the past years.Otoro is currently on display on the Noh stage in the temple grounds, so why don't you enjoy the atmosphere of the Awata Festival?Awata Shrine1 Awataguchi Kaji-cho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City7 minutes walk east from Higashiyama Subway Station
Peacocks, Tanaka-san and Tanaka Shrine
It's sudden, but do you know Tanaka-san (Mr. or Ms. Tanaka)?Or you may be Tanaka-san!In Japan, Tanaka (田中) continues to rank high in the list of names that are common nationwide.It is said that there are especially many Tanakas in western Japan including Kyoto.This time, I will introduce a shrine associated with Tanaka-san.It is 1 station away from Demachiyanagi Station of Eizan Electric Railway.Get off at Moto-Tanaka Station and walk for 3 minutes, and you will find "Tanaka-jinja Shrine" in the residential area.Although small in size, it is a shrine with a long history that is said to be the founder of the "Tanaka" across the country.This area was originally called Tanaka village and was controlled by the Tanaka family.There are many towns in the neighborhood which have "Tanaka Satonomae-cho" or "Tanaka Harunama-cho" in front of them and "Tanaka" in front of them.Of course, the address of Tanaka Shrine is "Tanaka-Nishihinokuchicho".The name of the station, "Mototanaka" is said to have been derived from the fact that it has developed around Tanaka-no-sato.There is a theory that it is the birthplace of Tanaka-san, so it can be said that it is a place where Tanaka-san feels special.I'm afraid I'm not Tanaka-san, but of course We don't have to be Tanaka-san.What attracts attention at Tanaka Shrine are 2 peacocks kept in a cage on the approach.It started when a circus in Osaka dedicated it to Tanaka Shrine to spend the rest of his life.If the timing is right, you may be able to see a graceful figure spreading its wings.Unique items such as "peacock" and "peacock" which are related to peacocks.When you visit Tanaka Shrine, please check the peacocks, too!Tanaka-jinja Shrine1 Tanaka Nishihinokuchi-cho, Sakyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from Eiden Mototanaka Station
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