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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Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
銭湯表現
Uchimizu
打ち水
Tea master
茶道家
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
日本蕎麦
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Yakatabune
屋形船
Monja
もんじゃ
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Utaki
御嶽
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Public market
公設市場
Japan
Dekirukana
Netherland
Odin Sphere
Japan
Lupin III
Japan
(Original)
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
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
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Daruma
達磨
Cosmetics
化粧品
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
WHISKY
ウイスキー
TEMPURA
天婦羅
URUSHI
漆芸
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
MANABU IKEDA
Nerhol
TABAIMO
AWA ODORI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
MENBURYU
SANJA MATSURI
KYUDO
弓道
NOH
SHODO
書道
JUDO
柔道