Jidai Matsuri

1. The Jidai Maturi (Festival of the Ages) is held every October at the Heian Jingu shrine. It is one of the Three Great Festivals of Kyoto.

2. A grand procession of about 2,000 people dressed as historical figures of various eras starts at the Kyoto Gosho (Imperial Palace) at noon and proceeds on foot for about 3 hours to the Heian Jingu, which is about 4.5 km away.

3. The procession is headed by the governor or mayor of Kyoto, followed by eight groups of people in 20-row formation representing the Meiji, Edo, Azuchi Momoyama, Muromachi, Yoshino, Kamakura, Fujiwara and Enryaku eras.

4. All furnishings, costumes and ceremonial equipment — recreated meticulously with the expert input and highest craftsmanship of Kyoto’s traditional artisans — are said to be valued at more than several billion yen (nearly US$ 100 million).

5. The way eras come and go in the procession is just like seeing a beautiful picture scroll that is definitely miyabi (“elegant” in Court language).

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Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
納涼床
Kyoto Proverbs
Moon watching
観月の夕べ
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
Decorate anything
デコる
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Awamori
泡盛
Haarii
ハーリー
Mangroves
マングローブ
Public market
公設市場
Japan
Kinnikuman
Japan
ANA
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Indonesia
Kamen Rider The Next
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
Kimono
着物
Metal tableware
金属食器
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Cosmetics
化粧品
TEMPURA
天婦羅
RICE CAKES
WHISKY
ウイスキー
WASABI
山葵
MANABU IKEDA
TABAIMO
KOHEI NAWA
YAYOI KUSAMA
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
MENBURYU