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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Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
銭湯表現
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
Paper fortune
おみくじ
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Mango
マンゴー
Mangroves
マングローブ
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Indonesia
Kamen Rider The Next
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Korea
Hakuohki / Adekan
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
Picks
楊枝
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Japanese knives
包丁
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
RAMEN
ラーメン
URUSHI
漆芸
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
TABAIMO
TAKU OBATA
Nerhol
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
MENBURYU
SADO
茶道
IAI
居合
NOH
SHODO
書道
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
e-Sports
e-Sports
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
SHOGI
SHOGI