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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Café from another world
純喫茶
Moon watching
観月の夕べ
Ikkyu-ji Natto
一休寺納豆
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Ultramodern vending machine
次世代型自販機
Karaoke
カラオケ
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Shinjuku
新宿
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Awamori
泡盛
Utaki
御嶽
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Public market
公設市場
Korea
Hakuohki / Adekan
Italy
One Piece
Japan
Lupin III
USA
Gunbuster
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Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
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ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
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Metal tableware
金属食器
Japanese knives
包丁
Wrapping
ラッピング
Cosmetics
化粧品
KAISEKI
懐石
ODEN
おでん
URUSHI
漆芸
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
MANABU IKEDA
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SADO
茶道
KENDO
剣道
SHODO
書道
KARATEDO
空手