Update: This was demolished in March a week after I took the photo.
At the Tamura print shop, Kyoto.
Part 1, mostly the area around Manshu-in Temple in Sakyo-ku.
Michael Lambe of Deep Kyoto has been writing for a few months on a shortsighted scheme under way in Kyoto City, selling off part of Umekoji Park near Kyoto Station to Orix Corporation to build an aquarium. Today he has a guest column on the Japan Today website. There are many reasons why Kyoto doesn’t […]
I was surprised the other day to read in the news a brief story about the Kyoto team in the Girls Professional Baseball League, not only because I didn’t know that Kyoto had a team, but also because I didn’t know there was a league for women (or “Girls,” as they put it). So I […]
This is the Daimonji Fire Festival video for 2010. 9 minutes, 16:9.
2010 Daimonji Fire Festival Video is here. Video coming tomorrow. Here are some screengrabs in the meantime. Got home too late to do the whole edit tonite. Refer to previous post for details.
2010 Daimonji Fire Festival Video is here. Daimonji video 2008 Every August 16 since the 1600s, Kyoto marks the end of o-Bon season by lighting up the hillsides with giant kanji, starting at 8 p.m. It’s called Daimonji Gozan Okuribi, literally “Giant characters five mountains sendoff fires.” This marks their function as a […]