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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小さな鳥居
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Japanese pub
居酒屋
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Ultramodern vending machine
次世代型自販機
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Shinjuku
新宿
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Shuri Castle
首里城
Awamori
泡盛
International Avenue
国際通り
Malaysia
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
Korea
Hakuohki / Adekan
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
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Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
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VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
Department store basement
デパ地下
Cosmetics
化粧品
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
ODEN
おでん
RICE CAKES
KAISEKI
懐石
URUSHI
漆芸
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
Nerhol
KOHEI NAWA
TABAIMO
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
SANJA MATSURI
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KARATEDO
空手
SHODO
書道
JUDO
柔道
SADO
茶道
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人