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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Shohekiga
障壁画
Live music events at Machiya
京町家の音楽
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Uchimizu
打ち水
Ultramodern vending machine
次世代型自販機
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Food model
食品模型
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Mangroves
マングローブ
Haarii
ハーリー
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Awamori
泡盛
Taiwan
Mobile Suit Gundam
Malaysia
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Germany
STEINS;GATE
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Picks
楊枝
Wrapping
ラッピング
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
SOBA
蕎麦
WASABI
山葵
SUSHI
寿司
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
TAKU OBATA
YAYOI KUSAMA
KOHEI NAWA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
AWA ODORI
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
MENBURYU
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KYUDO
弓道
NOH
SHODO
書道
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人