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 […]
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 […]
September 2010 Update: Exhibition has moved to Cafe Dell’ Orso for September-October 2010 My Nippon, a photo exhibition in Kyoto by Micah Gampel all through August, but only on weekends at Hanagumo Bar on Miyagawacho in Gion Kyoto. All my photos were taken by my ketai (mobile phone) camera as I work and play around […]
Enkoji Temple, Kyoto A few minutes of quietude all alone at Enko-ji Temple, Kyoto. Then, a listen at the suikinkutsu at this temple. A suikinkutsu is a very large ceramic pot buried under a water source of some kind, which allows water to slowly drip down through pebbles and into the water in the pot, […]
September 2010 Update: Exhibition has moved to Cafe Dell’ Orso for September-October 2010 Weekends in August 12:00-18:00 at Hanagumo Bar on Miyagawacho in Gion, Kyoto. Party Saturday, Aug. 7, Closed Aug. 8. All my photos were taken by my ketai camera as I work and play around Kyoto and Osaka mostly. It’s my Nippon world, […]
“For Gaza” is a Kyoto based collective that creates events to raise awareness about the plight of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, combining music, dance and politics with guest speakers, films and discussion.
This should be a great evening- with the proceeds going to JVC as has been the case with our previous events.