Kyoto Proverbs

1. Kyoto has its own expressions that arose from the climate, region, and character of Kyoto people. The most famous of all is “to jump off the stage of Kiyomizu.”

2. The “stage of Kiyomizu” is part of a World Heritage Site and one of Kyoto’s premier tourist attractions, Kiyomizu-dera temple. The stage is built over a 13m-high cliff and you may very well die if you jump off it. Hence, people use this expression when they resolve on action in a do-or-die situation.

3. In the Edo period, a superstition spread that you could make your wishes come true if you jumped off the stage of Kiyomizu, which was obviously untrue. But several hundred people actually jumped and many lost their lives. So if you plan to visit the Kiyomizu-dera and have the nerve to think of jumping off the stage, please show your courage elsewhere.

2013-02-24 01:57:16
Really nice video of Kiyomizu-dera (shrine) in Kyoto. I have to learn to film like this next time I am there (hopefully soon). KYOTO PROVERBS: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Kyoto Proverbs of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2014-02-07 16:10:28
KYOTO PROVERBS: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Kyoto Proverbs of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2014-02-07 16:10:57
Awesome KYOTO PROVERBS: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Kyoto Proverbs of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2014-02-07 16:26:52
Very good KYOTO PROVERBS: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Kyoto Proverbs of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
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