The list of the english articles
Fushimi Inari Taisha hike, a.k.a. Oyama Meguri 伏見稲荷お山めぐり英語で説明
In Fushimi Inari hike, known as "Oyama Meguri" in Japanese, we visit the sacred mountain to find what Japanese people believed through thousands of years.
Fushimi Inari facts 4: The history over 1300 years 伏見稲荷の歴史英語で説明
Fushimi Inari Taisha has a history of over 1300 years. In this post, I'll show you it in chronical order. 合掌
Fushimi Inari facts 3: Senbon Torii 伏見稲荷千本鳥居英語で説明
Senbon Torii is a name of two tunnels of Toriis located near Okusya Houhaijo in Fushimi Inari Taisha. In this post, I'll show you why it was founded. 合掌
Fushimi Inari facts 2: Why foxes? 伏見稲荷のキツネさん英語で説明
Foxes in Fushimi Inari Taisha are messengers of the deity enshrined there. In this post, I'll show you why they are there. 合掌
Night illumination in Kyoto ALL YEAR LONG!!! 京都のライトアップ年間情報英語で説明
In Kyoto, we can enjoy night illuminations all year long. Sakura, Aomomiji, Matsuri, and Autumn leaves in four seasons. In this post, I'll show you all of them for a starting point. 合掌
Gion Matsuri 2023: Chinowa Kuguri at Ekijinja Nagoshi Sai 疫神社夏越祭英語で説明
Gion Matsuri is completed with Ekijinja Nagoshi Sai on 7/31. We visit the shrine to give prayer, to do Chinowa Kuguri and to make Chinowa amulet.
Zen garden or Karesansui? 枯山水庭園英語で説明
"Zen garden" sounds strange for us. It is a Karesansui (garden). In this post, we learn what Karesansui is overviewing a short history of it.
Kyoto Transport Guide with Route map: Getting around with city bus subways and trains.
In this post, I'll show you the ways to take Kyoto transport: Kyoto city bus and the routes to avoid crowded buses subways and trains.
The stage of Kiyomizudera temple: Its construction and Tobiochi Gankake 清水寺の舞台英語で説明
The main hall and the stage of Kiyomizudera are over a valley, constructed in Kakezukuri (懸造) method.People used to jump off the stage to make their wishes come true.
Kyoto station to Kiyomizudera by bus: To avoid busy route
Kiyomizudera temple is the most popular destination for tourist in Kyoto. From Kyoto station, the route 206 bus is always crowded. In this post, I'll show you the other ways to avoid that busy route.
Toji temple autumn leaves night illumination 2022
Toji provides us with autumn leaves night illumination and special night visit to Kodo hall in 2022. We can admire so-called "3-D mandala" at night.
Daikokuten at Kiyomizudera temple：清水寺の出世大黒天英語で説明
Passing through Todorokimon gate of Kiyomizudera, we catch a glimpse of a Kawaii statute. He is Shusse Daikokuten, a Buddhist deity who welcomes the visitors of the temple for over 500 years.
Sennichi Mairi in Kiyomizu-dera temple 2023: 清水寺千日詣り英語で説明
Sennnichi Mairi is a way to visit Shito shrines and Buddhist temples to make our important wish come true. Kiyomizu-dera temple offers us with special one.
Gion Matsuri 2023: Sakimatsuri Yoiyama 祇園祭前祭宵山英語で説明
In Gion Matsuri, Yoiyama take place prior to Yamahoko parade. In this article, you can learn the way to enjoy it.
TAKAYAMA COME BACK SPECIAL 2022 in Gion Matsuri!!! 祇園祭鷹山英語で説明
Takayamma is one of the long-lost Yamahoko floats in Gion matsuri. In 2022, it will come back to the parade for the first time in 196 years.
Saihoji/ Kokedeara/Moss temple guide: 西芳寺英語で説明
In this post, you can learn about the meaning of the Zen garden of Saihoji, a.k.a. Kokedera or Moss temple.
Kyoto guide: Top 10 sites to visit and annual events and festivals
I'll show you the sites not to be missed: 5 popular ones and 5 underrated ones. On the latter part, you can see popular annual events in Kyoto. Enjoy the ones you would like. 合掌
Rurikoin in Fresh Green Aomomiji 2023: 瑠璃光院青もみじ英語で説明
Rurikoin is one of the most underrated place to admire Aomomiji (Maple leaves in fresh green) though it established its reputation as a place to enjoy autumn leaves butIn this post, I'll show you how amazing it is.
THE AFRO DUCKIES in Konkai Komyoji: MISSING 金戒光明寺のアフロアヒル英語で説明
The Afro duckies are messengers of AFRO BUDDHA in Konkai Komyoji temple. They make 3-D Raigozu to save those who in despair. 金戒光明寺のアヒルさんにつき、英語で説明申し上げます。合掌
The Rock Garden of Ryoanji hides religious syncretism in Japan
The Zen garden/Rock Garden of Ryoanji temple is one of the most famous gardens in Japan. In this article, we learn about the religious syncretism (Shinto, Buddhism) it hides behind.
Sinbutsu Shugo :Shinto and Buddhism co-existence or fusion 神仏習合英語で説明
Shinbutsu Shogo (神仏習合) is a Shinto and Buddhism co-existence or fusion in Japan. It has over 1,600 years of history.
Aomomiji night illumination in Tofukuji temple 2021 東福寺の青もみじライトアップ英語で説明
Tofkuji is one of the most famous place to admire autumn leaves in Kyoto. In 2021, it provides us with the first Aomomiji night illumination for the first time in its history. I'll show you what's going on there, 合掌
Aomomiji, Fresh Green Maple night illumination in Ninnaji temple in Kyoto 2023 仁和寺青もみじライトアップ英語で説明
In 2023, Ninnaji temple provides us with Aomomiji /Fresh Green Maple night illumination. In this post, I'll show you the way to enjoy it, 合掌。
When did Yamahoko Parade start? : A short history of Yamahoko parade 山鉾巡行はいつから始まったか英語で説明
How can we tell apart Hoko, Yama and Yatai in the Yamahoko parade of Gion Matsuri festival? 山鉾の区別の仕方英語で説明
In Yamahoko parade of Gion Matsuri festival, we can find 35 Yamahoko floats. We have three kinds of them: Hoko, Yama, and Yatai. In this article, I'll show you the way to tell apart them easily.
What’s goin on in Kyoto? In January, 2021 With COVID-19
In this post, I'll show you what is going on here in Kyoto. The original one, written in Japanese, is posted in last March. Since then, I have revised it for nearly a year. It is a long article and I can't translate it right now. So, I will do that in anti-chronicle order gradually.
Gozu Tenno and Yasaka shrine: The Deity is still alive in the fear of COVID-19 牛頭天王英語で説明
Gozu Tenno is a Deity enshrined in Gion sha, the former Yasaka shrine. Gion matsuri is started oh his story and its still alive in the fear of COVID-19.
Yasaka shrine is to be designated as a National Treasure
Yasaka shrine is to be designated as a National Treasure because of the Gion Zukuri method which tells us the relationship between the hall and the religious phenomena in medieval Japan
Autumn leaves in Kyoto 2021 : In the middle of COVID-19
In 2021, we still found ourselves in the middle of COVID-19 and Kyoto is having "Autumn leaves season" with it.In this article, I'll show top 10 places to enjoy the season avoiding so-called "Three C's." Closed, Crowded places with many people nearby, and Close-contact settings.
Seiryue 2023: The ritual of Kannon in Kyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto 青龍会英語で説明
Seiryue, or "The ritual of the blue dragon," is a mobile ritual of Kannon held 2 times a year in Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto. In this article, I'll show you what the ritual are, the participants and the rituals.