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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Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
Moon watching
観月の夕べ
Mizuura Mikuji
水占みくじ
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
日本蕎麦
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Yakatabune
屋形船
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Sanshin
三線
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Japan
Suite PreCure
Japan
Dekirukana
Netherland
Odin Sphere
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The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
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ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
OTAKU CAMERA
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FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Metal tableware
金属食器
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Kimono
着物
WHISKY
ウイスキー
TEMPURA
天婦羅
KAISEKI
懐石
SOBA
蕎麦
TABAIMO
TAKU OBATA
KOHEI NAWA
MANABU IKEDA
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
SANJA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
JUDO
柔道
NOH
KENDO
剣道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊