Apr 30, 2010

Kamogawa Noryo Yuka

It's getting summer in Kyoto!!(?)

Kamo river Noryo Yuka( open-air dining areas along the river) are unique to Kyoto. They are set up during the summer months as a way to dine while enjoying a cool summer breeze.
('cool summer breeze'... Now it is still spring cold wind:-).)

May 1st - Sep 30th
Along the kamo river, between Nijo street and Gojo street.

Apr 29, 2010

Senbon enmma do kyogen

Senbon Enmma do kyogen

It is very unique pray , traditional and attractive.
Why don't you share the laughter with local people in relaxed atmosphere.
May 1st sat to 4th Tue
At senbon enmma do temple.
One of the 3 famours kyogen in kyoto.
May 1st 2nd from 19
May 3rd,4th 13 and 18:00


Take city bus 206. get off at Senbon kuramaguchi
This place is close to the funaoka onsen. Famouse public bath house.
You can visit the bath after the pray. :)
By Reina

Apr 27, 2010

Dedication of Kobudo @ Shimogamo-Jinja

Before Aoi festival, one of the biggest festivals in Kyoto, that is held on 15th May, there are various events are taken place at Shimogamo-Jinja and Kamigamo-Jinja.

I found an interesting event that is called Dedication of Kobudo. Kobudo is used as the generic name for old martial arts that were bases of Kendo or Judo.

The event starts in the afternoon of 4th May. This should be fun for those who like K-1. Don't miss it !

Apr 21, 2010

Mibu Kyogen play

Apr 21st – Apr 29th 13:00 – 17:30
5 shows are played everyday
800yen an unreserved seat (no photograph)
*There is a night show on Apr 29th. 18:00 – 22:00
@ Mibu Dera temple
Access: city bus No.26 'Mibu dera michi'

Mibu Kyogen play known as Mibu Dainenbustu Kyogen play have been loved by local people for 700 years since it was showed by one monk called Enkaku Shonin. He performed it to tell people about teachings of Buddha. It was too difficult to understand Buddha's lessons for local people at that time. So he tried to make it easier – he pantomimed about what Buddha says in front of the audience. This is the origin of Mibu Kyogen play.

It has been matured and there are 30 stories in our time. All the players put the musk on and they speak no word during the show. Now Mibu Kyogen play is performed by the local people – they are usually office workers, students and shop owners from 6 years old up to 80 years old.
There are only two chances we can watch this traditional play in a year. Why don’t we come and enjoy it with cozy spring breeze?