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
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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
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Kyoto Proverbs
Small Torii
小さな鳥居
Manga Museum
マンガミュージアム
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
Decorate anything
デコる
Idol
アイドル
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Monja
もんじゃ
Shinjuku
新宿
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Shuri Castle
首里城
Mango
マンゴー
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Sanshin
三線
United Kingdom
Eternal Sonata
Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Russia
Magic Knight Rayearth
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Kimono
着物
Department store basement
デパ地下
SUSHI
寿司
KAISEKI
懐石
RAMEN
ラーメン
WHISKY
ウイスキー
MANABU IKEDA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TABAIMO
TAKU OBATA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI