Burning Characters into the Mountains – Daimonji

Burning Characters into the Mountains – Daimonji

Posted by in Culture, Kyoto, Travel on 17. Aug, 2012 | Comments Off

I had the opportunity to witness Daimonji yesterday with some friends. We all met on a friend’s balcony in Sanjyo. Pretty spectacular view! The wikipedia entry on Daimonji, officially called gozan no okuribito, does a better job of explaning the event than I could ever attempt. So read it. At the most basic level daimonji [...]

Gion Matsuri 2012

Gion Matsuri 2012

Posted by in Culture, Kyoto, Travel on 15. Jul, 2012 | Comments Off

Gion Matsuri is here again! I have been a few times before, in 2004 and in 2005 it seems from my old blog entries… quite some time ago… Gion Matsuri is a multi-day event. This time I went for Yoiyama. During Yoiyama the floats are all lit up and line the streets of Kyoto. The [...]


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