Aoi Matsuri

If you are in Kyoto in May, you must go to Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival), one of the three main festivals of the city of Kyoto. The main attraction is an elegant procession of people […]

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Kyokusui-No-Utage (Jonangu Shrine)

Do you want to see people in kimono (Japanese traditional garments) enjoying themselves in the ancient way? Then go to Jonangu Shrine for Kyokusui-no-utage ceremony. Wearing colorful kimono, some men and women write tanka (short […]