Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hassaku Festival

On September 6 and 7, another annual event is held in Matsuo Taisha shrine.

It is called "Hassaku festival".
Hassaku is corresponding to the date of August 1.
We have loads of natural disaster or harmful disease in this season, so it originally began to pray for the protection from them, a good harvest, or our health.

They hold some events like Sumo wrestling or traditional dance at present.
The venue is lit up by some lanterns with colors.
So even you do not have any knowledge about this festival, you might be able to have some good times there.

You can visit there by bus or Hankyu train.
For more details, please look for that on the internet.

If you are into this, please have a vist there!






Sunday, August 3, 2014

Star Festival

During this period, an annual event is ongoing!

It is called Kyoto star festival illuminating some spots in Kyoto.

One is held along Horikawa River, the river itself or Nijo castle were artistically lit up and decorated with lots of color.

Another is held along Kamogawa River, the river all way through around downtown is lit up and decorated with beauty.

At both spots, the exhibition is held as well as above.
It is from August 2 to 11.

If you need more information, please look it up on the internet.

If you are here by any chance, just go and feel this big beautiful event in Kyoto:)