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Luck for everyone

From Ebisu Jinja in Gion, Kyoto. Ebisu Matsuri (festival) in January is when you ask the gods for business success in the coming year, and buy lucky fronds
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Oni wa soto!

Has anyone noticed that Gojira (Hideki Matsui) left Japan (for the Yankees) on Setsubun? Coincidence? The biggest monster left in Japan is rising TV star Bob “The Beast”
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Buy a photo, hire a storyteller

Most photoraphs on this site are available in higher resolution, email me at nils-at-planetkyoto-dot-com for specific photos. Prices: • $30 (or ¥3,500) for personal, non-commercial use. • $50
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Sesshu exhibit

Before my previous webhost went belly up and spiked my site, I had a review of a 500th anniversary Sesshu exhibit at the National Museum here in Kyoto.
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Contact me

alive in kyoto link button Hi, thanks for visiting alive in kyoto. If you have questions, please first try the search engine. If you can’t find what you
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about the author

Nils Ferry Kyoto, Japan originally from Tustin, California in Orange County married left handed was sportwriter at daily newspaper that was bought out, which is part of the
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