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
Let's go to the Hagi Festival of Nashinoki Shrine, a famous place of Hagi
Hagi is one of the seven herbs of autumn.It is a flower that decorates Kyoto in early autumn, which has been loved by people for a long time and composed many waka poems and haiku poems.Nashinoki-jinja Shrine is famous for its beautiful bush clover called "Hagi-no-miya".How about going to "Hagi Matsuri" where about 500 bush clover flowers bloom?In 2019, it will be held from September 21 to 23rd.During the period, there will be dedication of Kyogen (farce played during a Noh play cycle) and Mai (dance) ,and you will be able to spend a hearty time while admiring Hagi flowers.Please check out the Hagi amulets with beautiful Hagi flowers and the limited grant of Goshuin.
Harvest moon①Enjoy the moon-viewing event in Kyoto
Why don't you look up at the night sky and love the moon this weekend?Friday, September 13 is the harvest moon in 2019.The moon viewing party will be held at various places in Kyoto on or around the day.If you want to go out at will, the Kamogawa River delta of Demachiyanagi River (delta) is recommended as an ornamental point!I think we can see the moon rising from between Mount Daimonji and Mount Hiei.Why don't you spend a long night in autumn in the moonlight?
Obon in Kyoto③Gozan Okuribi
The spirits who came to this world in "THE SPIRIT WELCOME."spend Obon at each home and go back to the other world by Gozan Okuribi.On the day, events such as Shoronagashi and Manto-e are held all over Kyoto, creating a fantastic atmosphere.The okuribi is lit in the order of Daimonji, Myo, Ho, Funagata, Hidari Daimonji and Torii, and there are various viewing points.Hotel plans that offer a view of all the five mountains sell out quickly, but it's also tasteful to see only one or two mountains.Obon in Kyoto①What is a custom unique to Kyoto called "THE SPIRIT WELCOME."? HERE.Obon in Kyoto②The Yurei Kosodateame that you want to try in this season. HERE
Obon in Kyoto②The Yurei Kosodateame that you want to try in this season.
It is close to Rokudochinno-ji and has been open for more than 450 years "Kyoto Specialty Yurei Kosodateame Minatoya Yurei Kosodateame Honpo". The amber candy has a simple taste. There is an anecdote that a woman who died with a baby became a ghost after being buried inthe ground and bought candy at night and raised a baby in a grave. It is also called "Shusse candy" because baby, whose life was saved by candy,later became a high priest. It is sold throughout the year, but it seems to bemore flavorful during Obon season.Kyoto Specialty Yurei Kosodateame Minatoya Yurei Koikuame Honpo80 -1 Rokuro-cho, 2 chome Matsubara-doriYamatooji-higashi-iru, Higashiyama-ku, KyotoIt is a 6 minute walk from the city bus stop Kiyomizu-michi.Obon in Kyoto①What is a custom unique to Kyoto called "THE SPIRIT WELCOME."? HERE.
Obon in Kyoto①What is a custom unique to Kyoto called "THE SPIRIT WELCOME."?
The Obon festival when the ancestors return to this world.In Kyoto, there is a custom to call the spirits of ancestors "Osarai-san (Oshorei)" and go to a temple called the border between this world and the other world to welcome them.One of those temples is Rokudochinno-ji Temple.The "Takanomaki" sold at this flower shop on the approach is an important item to welcome the spirits.It is said that the spirit who came by the welcome bell dwells in the branch of the Maki tree, so if you stop by before you go home, the spirit gets lost!?Let's go straight home to pick up the spirits so they won't get lost.Rokudochinno-ji Temple595 Komatsu-cho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from the city bus stop Kiyomizu-michi
A graceful walk in summer kimono.
There are many opportunities to wear Japanese clothes in summer such as festivals and fireworks displays.The nice thing about Japanese clothing is that you can choose yukata for casual occasions such as festivals and walks, or kimono for formal occasions such as a ladies' meeting or a casual dinner.There are many rental kimono shops in Kyoto, a city that suits Japanese clothing.Why don't you casually enjoy summer kimono as if you are a graceful Yamato Nadeshiko?Click here for Kyoto travel tips In a Japanese dress a day off for adults to go out gracefully
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- 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
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- Tsumamizaiku [Pinching-craft] flower box making
- Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card
- Making original mini lanterns
- Experience carving wooden covers of the stamp book