handing over of the bamboo branches

Toka Ebisu Festival (Kyoto Ebisu-Jinja Shrine)

What Is Toka Ebisu Festival? Toka Ebisu Festival is held at many shrines in western Japan from January 9th to 11th, while at Kyoto Ebisu-jinja Shrine, from January 8th to 12th. ‘Toka’ means the day […]


Rokuon-ji temple (Kinkaku-ji temple)

I went to Rokuon-ji temple this summer. Rokuon-ji temple is famous for Kinkaku (a golden pavilion), so it’s called Kinkaku-ji temple. Both names are written on its name plate at the entrance. The entrance is very simple and green trees are beautiful […]

Phoenix Hall and the 10,000 yen note

Byodoin Temple

Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Temple, What Is Often Seen in Coin Purses   Byodoin Temple is located in Uji City, Kyoto. It is very famous for its Phoenix Hall that is depicted on the obverse […]


Okazaki Shrine

I went to Okazaki Shrine to buy an amulet for my relative who is pregnant. Okazaki Shrine is known as a place to pray for a safe delivery. Here you can find lots of rabbit […]