December 10, 2018

Poinsettia

Kyōto Botanical Garden, Sakyō-ku, Kyōto
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京都府立植物園(京都市左京区下鴨半木町)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The poinsettia (/pɔɪnˈsɛtiə/ or /pɔɪnˈsɛtə/) (Euphorbia pulcherrima) (also known as Christmas Star) is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). The species is indigenous to Mexico. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays. It derives its common English name from Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plant to the US in 1825. (Read more...)

December 08, 2018

Christmas Decorations

Kitaōji Vivre, Kita-ku, Kyōto
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北大路ビブレ(京都市北区小山北上総町)

December 07, 2018

Daikon-daki

Daihōon-ji Temple, Kamigyō-ku, Kyōto
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大報恩寺(京都市上京区七本松通今出川上る)

Daikon-daki (大根焚き) is one of the annual event held in kyōto from November to December. Daikon, a type of radish, is boiled at temples and distributed to the temple visitors. This event occurs at temples like Senbonshaka-dō (千本釈迦堂), official name Daihōon-ji Temple (大報恩寺), which is close to Kitano Tenman-gū Shrine (北野天満宮). This time, we visited Senbonshaka-dō's Daikon-daki. On the two days of December 7 and 8, they used around five thousand daikon to make up to ten thousand servings.

December 03, 2018

Kanzashi

Kanzashi-ya Wargo, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto
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かんざし屋(京都市中京区新京極通四条上る)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Kanzashi (簪) are hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. Some models may have been modified for self-defense. In the English-speaking world, the term "kanzashi" is sometimes applied to the folded cloth flowers that traditionally adorned tsumami kanzashi (つまみ簪) or to the technique used to make those flowers. (Read more..)

December 02, 2018

Long Line

Keiran-Dō Shop, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto
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鶏卵堂(京都市中京区裏寺町)