Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hassaku festival on September 2

Hassaku festival is held at Matsuo grand shrine on September 2.
This festival's purpose is praying for good weather, abundant crop and thriving businesses.
They have several interesting events. The rough time-table is as follows.

8:00- The festival starts
8:30- Girls' portable shrine and sumo wrestling begins
14:00- Children's portable shrine
16:00- Japanese traditional dance
18:00- Japanese drum is played
After sunset- Lighting up lanterns

Especially, girls' portable shrine and Japanese traditional dance are supposed to be remarkable events:)
You can go there by taking Hankyu Arashiyama line and getting off at Matsuo station.
Don't you fancy feeling "traditional Japan"!?;)




Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sento memorial service at Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple

The Sento memorial service is held at Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple on August 23 and 24.
We hold it by lighting loads of lanterns and preying for our ancestor. It has roughly 8000 stone monuments and statues. Furthermore, its view is absolutely stunning in us lighting up lanterns our-self.
The opening hour is from 17:30 to 20:30 and you could visit there by taking bus no.72 and getting off at "Toriimoto".
You need to pay fee, 1000yen, for joining it. (For free by elementary school students)
Don't you want to feel fantastic atmosphere in Kyoto!?:)

私たちの手で多くの灯明を掲げ、お先祖様へと祈りを捧げます。 たくさんの石仏・石塔があり、火を灯した際のその風景はまさに絶景です。
17:30から20:30まで開かれており、バスの72番に乗車して頂いて ”鳥居本” にて下車して頂ければお着きになれます。
1000円で参加が可能になっています。 (小学生以下無料)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Gozyo hill ~The pottery festival~

The pottery festival is held at Gozyo hill from August 7 to 10. There are lots of pottery shops you can have a look at and purchase. Not only them but street stalls are set there. Moreover, many young potter sell their work there, they could be future promising ones. It sounds fun, doesn't it!?:) The opening hour is between 9 and 23, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the festival. It is one of typical traditional Japanese stuff, so why not going there to see and feel it?;)
陶器祭りが8月7日から10日まで五条坂で開催されます。 陶器の買えるお店がたくさんあり、それだけではなく屋台も出店されます。 さらに、多くの若い陶芸家の方々もそれぞれの作品を出店されます。もしかしたら、将来の有名陶芸家の方々かもしれません! 面白そうじゃないですか!? 9時から23時までやっているので、たくさん楽しんでいただけると思います!!! 陶芸が好きな方も、そうでない方もいって楽しんでみてはいかがですかー!?