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The Red Brick Romanesque Aqueduct at Nanzenji Temple

The Red Brick Romanesque Aqueduct at Nanzenji Temple

In Nanzenji Temple in Kyoto, there is a Romanesque aqueduct, which has a very solemn feeling. I like this place very much and often visit there and enjoy observing the passing of seasons and the tourists exploring the temple. I took this photo of a couple from overseas and seeing them in this red brick …

Kyoto Temple: Myorenji with Jugatsu-zakura Autumn Cherry Blossoms in Bloom

Kyoto Temple: Myorenji with Jugatsu-zakura Autumn Cherry Blossoms in Bloom

The Jyugatsu-zakura, literally, ‘November Cherry’, which blooms from November to January is a delightful and seemingly unknown treasure. The Jyugatsu-zakura is quite uncommon, even in Kyoto I have only seen it in a few places. I was biking past Morenji Temple today, in the biting cold and remember that they have this special sakura and …

Pet Omamori from Todaiji Temple in Nara

Pet Omamori from Todaiji Temple in Nara

An omamori is a kind of amulet or talisman that can be purchased at shines and temples in Japan. As Japanese society changes, pets become more a part of society and the family. Today, a friend went to Nara and at Todaiji Temple, she got me a pet omamori. This omamori is the protect your …

Falling Sakura Petals at Myorenji Temple

Falling Sakura Petals at Myorenji Temple

Cherry blossoms only last a few days. They are blown away by the spring winds and washed away by spring downpours. Therefore, the sakura (cherry blossom) is one of the symbols of the samurai warrior – as they could lose their lives at any moment. Today, as I was on my way back from a …

Kyoto Used Book Fair at Chion-ji Temple – Autumn

Kyoto Used Book Fair at Chion-ji Temple – Autumn

The Autumn Used Book Fair (Aki-no-Furuhon Matsuri) in Kyoto takes place every year at Chion-ji Temple from October 30th to November 3rd. This is one of the three annual secondhand book fairs in Kyoto and takes place on the grounds of an historic temple. There are about 200,000 used and rare book on hand and …

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