Seven herbs of autumn (Akino nana kusa)

Seven herbs of autumn (18 September 2020) I visited Mukojima hyakaen, literally “hundred flower garden” established in Edo era by rich merchant, admiring beaty of seven herbs of autumn. Seven herbs of autumn were selected in Manyosyu by ancient poet Yamanoueno Okura lived in 7th century in these poems, “Aki-no No-ni Sakitaru Hana-wo Oyobiori Kakikazoureba … Continue reading Seven herbs of autumn (Akino nana kusa)

Strolling Higashiyama, Kyoto

Higashiyama Sannei and Ninen slope (10 September 2020) Onde of the most popular and typical Kyoto scene alleys, Higashiyama, from Kiyomizu to Yasha shrine. I was strolling through empty sunset streets, Sannei slope and Ninen slope. This area is usually very popular even after sunset, but currently very quiet because of new coronavirus.

Kiyomizu temple large-scale renovation almost finished

Kiyomizu temple (10 September 2020) I headed down to the Kiyomizu temple where large-scale renovation has been almost finished and temporally cover of main building has been removed recently, from the golden pavilion in Rokuon-ji temple. Visitors climbs up to the main building (overhanging stage) on middle of mountainside of Mt. Otowa through Nio-mon (Deva … Continue reading Kiyomizu temple large-scale renovation almost finished

Scaffolded the Kinkaku, Golden Pavilion in Rokuon-ji

Kinkaku, Golden Pavilion (10 September 2020) When I arrived at the entrance to the golden pavilion in Rokuon-ji temple I was told that the pavilion was covered by scaffolds to renew wood shingle roof. This repair work has started from the beginning of September and will continue to December. It was a little bit regrettable … Continue reading Scaffolded the Kinkaku, Golden Pavilion in Rokuon-ji

Visit to Sento Imperial palace and Omiya Imperial palace

Sento Imperial palace and Omiya Imperial palace (10 September 2020) The Sento place was served as a residence for the Emperor Emeritus and the next Omiya palace was built for Empress Dowager in Edo erta. Main gate of Sento palace, only open fro the Imperial family or national guest. The Omiya palace where Empress Dowager … Continue reading Visit to Sento Imperial palace and Omiya Imperial palace

Kyoto Gyoen National garden and Kan’in-no-miya residence

Kyoto Gyoen National garden (10 September 2020) Kyoto Gyoen National garden is huge garden including Imperial palace and Sento imperial palace, but start from outside imperial palace. There are 9 gates at Kyoto Gyoen National garden, but most famous one is Hamaguri gate. Hamaguri gate, literally Clam gate, the gate known as unopened except in a … Continue reading Kyoto Gyoen National garden and Kan’in-no-miya residence

Visit to Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum (1 September 2020) As I can feel a lit bit cooler at just September, I visit an exhibition: Dreamed childhoods – Bonnard, the Nabis and childhood at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, a building was designed in 1894 by the English architect Josiah Conder and constructed by Mitsubishi as the first Western-style office building … Continue reading Visit to Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum