Mitarashi Dango from Kamo Mitarashi Chaya (Tea House)
I just learned that the 3rd, 4th and 5th of every month are "Mitarashi Dango no Hi (anniversary)".It was established based on a pun on the word "Mi (3), Tara, shi (4), Dan, Go (5)".It is rare to have an anniversary that lasts for 3 days.It is said that mitarashi dango originated in Shimogamo Shrine (Kamomioya-jinja Shrine) in Kyoto."Mitarashi" means "Mitarashi ike Pond" in the precincts of Shimogamo-jinja Shrine.It is said that it originated in the Kamakura period when people made dango to imitate the bubbles of water gushing out at Mitarashi ike Pond.There is also a theory that the dango, which is skewered one at the tip of a skewer and four at a distance from the tip of a skewer, represents the five human bodies.It is said that this is because dango were once offered to the gods as a doll to ward off evil.Speaking of Mitarai Pond, "Mitarashi Festival (Ashitsuke Shinji ritual)" held around Doyo no Ushi is also famous.If Mitarashi dango has a meaning of warding off evil, I may eat as many as I want for a legitimate reason.After visiting Shimogamo-jinja Shrine, you can eat mitarashi dango at the "Kamo Mitarashi Chaya (Tea House)" in front of the gate.Originally, the dumplings offered to the gods were eaten after praying with soy sauce.This shop was established in 1922 and is said to have served Dango with sauce.The homemade brown sugar based sauce mixes well with the dumplings, and the fragrant and elegant taste is irresistible.It is also available for takeout, so how about making it as a souvenir of "Mitarashi Dango no Hi (anniversary)"?Shimogamo-jinja Shrine (Kamomioya-jinja Shrine)59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto CityFive minutes walk from the city bus stop Shimogamo-jinja Mae.Kamo Mitarashi Chaya53 Matsunoki-cho, Shimogamo, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto CityNear the city bus stop Shimogamo-jinja
Traditional schools in Kyoto "Ohki High School"
It is located at Kojinguchi, Teramachi-dori Street which overlooks the Kamo-gawa River in the east and the Kyoto Imperial Palace in the west "Kyoto Prefectural Ohki High School".Its predecessor is "Shin Eigakkyu and Nyokoba" established in 1872.Shin Eigakkyu (girls' high school) and Nyokoba are known as the first government-run girls' schools in Japan.It is said that an English school for the children of the peerage and Nyokoba, an educational institution for women in the Meiji period, coexisted.When Doshisha Girls' School was founded, Yae NIIJIMA, the wife of Jo NIIJIMA, the founder of Doshisha University, was also a teacher.It is also known as a girls' school where Kameko, a daughter of Hirooka Asako, a businessman who was involved in the foundation of Daido Life, attended.It was in 1900 that the residence of former Kujo-dono Kawaramachi was relocated to its current location, Teramachi-dori Kojinguchi.It is just around the area where the "Old Kyoto Central Telephone Office, Branch Bureau" building is located on the south side of Marutamachi-bashi Bridge west end.There is a stone monument engraved with "The origin of Japanese high school girls' flower scene is described." that tells of that time.In 1948, the school became a coeducational "Kyoto Prefectural Kamofuchi High School", and produced many famous people.The auditorium of the former school building is also known for Helen Keller's prewar speeches.When you walk along Teramachi-dori Street, you will notice the roof tiles of the former main gate, which look as if they were temples and shrines.This roof tile is said to have been relocated along with the teahouse from the former Kujoden Kawaramachi residence.The roof tiles of the old main gate have been preserved even after the reconstruction of the school building due to deterioration, and the history of the traditional school is preserved.Kyoto Prefectural Ohki High School131 Matsukage-cho, Teramachi-dori Kojinguchi-sagaru, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from the city bus stop, Kojinguchi.
"Shiramine-jingu Shrine" known as the guardian god of sports
"Shiramine-jingu Shrine" known as the guardian god of sports.When the sign of autumn begins to float, I want to move my body.It is located in the northwest of Kyoto Gyoen "Shiramine-jingu Shrine".It was built on the site of the residence of the Asukai family, a court noble who was famous as the head of waka and kemari (Kick ball).The sessha "Jishusha Shrine" is dedicated to Sei Daimyojin, the guardian deity of "MARI (ball)".Currently, he is revered as the guardian god of all ball games including soccer and sports.The shrine is deeply worshipped by athletes and ball players, and it is also characteristic that balls of various ball games are dedicated in the precincts.What attracts attention in the precincts is "MARINIWA" for kemari.In April and July every year, "Kemari Dedication" is held by the Kemari Preservation Society in Heian costumes.It is said that, after the middle of the Heian period, it was frequently held in the Imperial Court and court nobles "Kemari-Hozonkai".It is said that during the Edo period, ordinary people also began to enjoy "Kemari (Kick ball)".There is also a "Kemari no Hi (Kick ball Monument)" with "Ishi-mari (a stone ball)" in the precincts of Shiramine-jingu Shrine.It is said that if you turn the "Nade-mari (a stone ball for stroking)" embedded in the monument with your hand, you will be blessed with good luck on the ball.The rule of kemari is "the act of passing without dropping something".Because of that, it is said that it also has the benefit of improving academic ability.If I had been able to worship earlier, I might have been able to pursue both the literary and military arts.Shiramine-jingu Shrine261 Asukai-cho, Imadegawa-dori Horikawa Higashi-iru, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto CityTake the subway to Imadegawa Station and walk for 10 minutes.
If you lift it and it's light, your wish will come true!? The sacred rock of Imamiya-jinja Shrine
"Imamiya-jinja Shrine" is associated with Otama no kata (Keisho-in), who was a daughter of the town of Nishijin and became the real mother of Tsunayoshi, the fifth Tokugawa shogun.It enshrines the god of good luck and good health and longevity, and it is said that it brings benefits of Tamanokoshi along with Otama no kata.After visiting the main shrine, you will want to try the "Aho-kashi-san" of the divinity stone (Kamiuraishi).It is also called "Heavy pumice (I feel weak.)" and your wish will come true if you feel light when you lift the stone.First, lightly hit the stone with the palm of your hand three times.And when you lift it up, um ...... it's so heavy!?Then, please put your wish into it, stroke 3 times with the palm of your hand and lift it.If it becomes lighter, Tamanokoshi may not be a dream.Also, it is said that if you stroke the weak part of the body with the hand that stroked the stone, the recovery will be accelerated.Imamiya-jinja Shrine holds the "Handmade flea market" on the first day of every month.Why don't you go out and look for a bargain with a light step?Imamiya-jinja Shrine21 Murasakino Imamiya-cho, Kita Ward, Kyoto CityCity bus stop, Imamiya-jinja mae
"Hiyoke Tenman-gu Shrine coexisting with buildings
There are many people who look forward to visiting temples and shrines in Kyoto sightseeing.When you walk through the city, you may encounter temples and shrines in unexpected places."Hiyoke Tenman-gu Shrine" stands between a building and a fence on the east side of the busy Teramachi-dori Street.There is a live house in the basement of the site, which is a unique location.The Hiyoke Tenman-gu Shrine is said to have started in the Azuchi-Momoyama period when a statue of SUGAWARA no Michizane was enshrined around Rokujo-dori Street.It is said that it was at the end of the Sengoku period that the temple was repeatedly relocated and was moved to its current location according to the arrangement of sections by Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI.Since he escaped the fire in the Conspiracy of Hamaguri-gomon Gate in 1864, he had a deep faith for fire protection, and was also called "Hibuse".Now it is surrounded by Takashimaya and Fujii Daimaru, and goes through the torii that stands in between to the precincts.At the tip of the narrow approach like a corridor of a building, there is the main shrine, shrine and "sloping cow" that only Tenjin can offer.It is a relaxing space in the busy downtown area.Speaking of uniqueness, this goshuin is also unique.Goshuin itself is a stamp stamp, but the place to receive it is "Okamoto Kagami（Mirror) Store" diagonally opposite.If you go into the shop and ask the staff for Goshuin, they will give it with a date.We accept only during business hours except for regular holidays, so please check in advance before going out.Hiyoke Tenman-gu Shrine was originally the Chinju-sha shrine (Shinto shrine on Buddhist temple grounds dedicated to the tutelary deity of the area) of Daiun-in Temple.Daiun-in Temple has moved to Higashiyama, and the site is now part of the Kyoto Takashimaya parking lot.If you look at Hijiki Tenmangu from Okamoto Optical Store, you can see a torii standing at the back of the building.Hiyoke Tenman-gu Shrine613 Teianzen-no-cho, east of Shijo-sagaru, Teramachi-dori Street, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City5 minutes walk from Hankyu Kyoto Kawaramachi Station
"Ogi-zuka Mound" tells the origin of fans
In addition to the Corona disaster, the heat wave is so intense that people cannot relax when they go out these days.I often see people holding parasols or small fans to keep out the heat.While small fans have become established as a recent summer item, the one I find useful this summer is a fan.When I open the fan, my mood changes and I feel like my back is a little shined while I'm fanning.Speaking of folding fans, do you know the historic site "Ogi-zuka Mound" at the northwest end of Gojo Ohashi?There used to be a temple called "Mieido Hall" which was built in the Heian period.The temple is known as the birthplace of folding fans, and Ogizuka was founded in 1960 to remember those days.After TAIRA no Atsumori, a busho (Japanese military commander) of the Taira family, died in the Battle of Ichinotani at the end of the Heian period, Atsumori's wife became a priest.She became a nun and entered the Miedo hall to pray for the happiness of her husband, and started to make fans with the temple monks.The fan was later called "Mieido-ogi Fan" and became widely known.It is said that many fan craftsmen moved to this area and it prospered as a famous production area of Kyo-sensu for a long time.TAIRA no Atsumori, who was a nephew of TAIRA no Kiyomori, the leader of the Taira clan, was called a master of flute at a young age.Near Ogizuka stands statues of Ushiwakamaru (MINAMOTO no Yoshitsune) and Benkei.In the Battle of Ichinotani, Atsumori died at the age of only 16 because of a raid by a general of the Minamoto clan led by MINAMOTO no Yoshitsune.I feel like I can hear the flute of Atsumori in the wind in the distance when I open the fan thinking of my fate at dusk.Ogi-zuka MoundShimozaimokucho, Shimogyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from Keihan Kiyomizu-gojo StationWe also introduce "Fan painting experience in the old shop of "Hakuchiku-do" in "Experience".Please check it out.
Kitashirakawa "Koyasu Kanzeon (Taiko no sekibutsu)"
I think many towns have canceled Jizo-bon this summer.Various Jizo statues are enshrined in the city of Kyoto.This time, I will introduce you to a huge Kannon that you cannot forget at first glance.An intersection leading to Imadegawa-dori Kita-Shirakawa and Ginkaku-ji Temple.There is a large stone Buddhist image which is about 2 meters high.The name is "Koyasu Kanzeon."Even the Kannon called "Taiko no sekibutsu (Taiko's stone Buddhist images)" is believed to have been created in the Kamakura period.There was a rumor that it would move freely, and Taiko, or Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI, heard the rumor and became a captive of Kannon.There, Hideyoshi took Kannon back to Jurakudai to place him near him.Then, Kannon moaned every night to return to Kitashirakawa and Hideyoshi surrendered.There is a strange legend that he had no choice but to return it to the original place.It is said that he was also called "Kubikiri Kannon (Beheading Kannon)" because Hideyoshi cut his head on the way back to Jurakudai.The entrance where Koyasu Kanzeon is enshrined was once called "Shirakawa no mura (Shirakawa Village)".It is said that it was once a key point of transportation for people heading north from Rakuchu to Rakugai.Next to the Shian Kanzeon, you can see a small shrine where many small Jizo statues are enshrined.These Jizo statues were excavated from the ground when Imadegawa-dori Street was constructed.With Koyasu Kanzeon, they watch over the safety of children and the neighborhood.The village of Shirakawa is known for its "Shirakawa-Me (Lady of Shirakawa)" which has been a flower peddler since the Heian Period.The scene of selling flowers with a basket of freshly picked flowers on the head is familiar even in the procession of Jidai Matsuri Festival.Even now, there is a custom of offering flowers at Koyasu Kanzeon in front of peddlers, and colorful flowers are offered.Koyasu KanzeonKitashirakawa-nishi-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto CityHere is for "Nasu ari Jizo Bosatsu" in Gion ShirakawaHere is for "Shirakawa-Me Kenka Retsu (Lady of Shirakawa to offer flowers)" to decorate the end of the Jidai Fuzoku Gyoretsu (Historic Pageant)
Cool down with Hiyashi-ame drink
Hiyashiame is a typical summer drink in Kyoto and Kansai.Hirashi-ame is a drink made by dissolving malt syrup in hot water, adding ginger and cooling it with water and ice.If you pour it into a cup from a special machine and drink it up, the heat will go away.In summer, you can see the noren of "ひやしあめ (Hiyashi-ame)" at Japanese confectionery shops and tea shops.Recently, there are fewer shops in Kyoto where you can drink traditional Hiyashi-ame drink.At "Hatanoken-rouho" in Nisiki Ichiba (Market), homemade cypress candy is sold in 500 ml plastic bottles.It is served in a frozen state, so you can drink the melting point while using it as a refrigerant.At "Aoyama Tobacco ten (Store)" in Fushimi Inari, Hiyashi-ame is a summer feature.It is a retro resting place recommended for cooling off after visiting Fushimi Inari Shrine.There are also shops where you can enjoy Hiyashi-ame drink throughout the year, not only in summer."Tonimaru", produced by Iwai Confectionery, serves Hiyashi-ame drink made from carefully selected rice candy.Among them, "Tonimaru Ujibashi-dori ten (Store)" is a specialty store specializing in Hiyashi-ame drink.If you see the noren of "ひやしあめ (Hiyashi-ame)", why don't you have a cup of one?You can also enjoy hot "Ame-yu (drink made by dissolving malt syrup in hot water, adding ginger)" at "Aoyama Tobacco Store" and "Tonimaru".Hatanoken-rouhoTakakura Higashi-iru, Nishikikoji-dori Street, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station and Subway Shijo StationAoyama Tobacco ten (Store)22 Fukakusa Kaidoguchi-cho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City8-minute walk from JR Inari StationTonimaru Ujibashi-dori ten (Store)171 -21 Myoraku UJI, Uji City6 minutes walk from Keihan Uji Station
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