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Aoi Festival held on May 15th in Kyoto

By TERRY - Last updated: 金曜日, 5月 31, 2013

Aoi Festival(/葵祭, Aoi-matsuri,  Hollyhock Festival) ,which is one of the three great festivals of Kyoto was held in that city on May 15th. (http://www.kyokanko.or.jp/aoi/)

The festival is for two shrines  of  Kamikamo shrine and Shimokamo Shrine both of which are in Kyoto.  The main part of the festival is a parade of  more than 500 people clad in period costumes of  traditional Japanese priests and nobles. The symbolic figure of the parade is Saio-dai(/斎王代, acting head priestess of  the two shrines) and this time a 20- year-old female collage student was appointed as the 58th Saio-dai and showed up in the decorated float-sedan in the parade.

 

  

Other sacred events followed the parade and   tea ceremonies were held for the visitors in the shrines.

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Exhibition of Kumihimo in Kyoto

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 月曜日, 5月 21, 2012

Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid-making. Cords and ribbons are made by interlacing strands.

Besides the practical advantages of fastening things efficiently, Kumihimo was used for the belts of the imperial family and the samurai armors as the braided structure developed complex and beautiful forms. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kyoto looks into petition for “Special content zone” of film, anime, manga

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 木曜日, 1月 5, 2012

According the Kyoto Shimbun paper, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, and the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry are considering a petition to make Kyoto into a “special content zone” to promote local production of films, anime, and manga.

As such a zone, the area may receive special economic or other laws that replace nationwide laws to aid the development of local content industries and encourage foreign involvement.

Uzumasa Movie Village
Some of the Kyoto officials’ proposed changes would ease restrictions on the use of explosives in outdoor locations such as roads and simplify the process for foreigners involved with film, anime, and manga to receive visas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kyoto Manga Museum Exhibits Manga-Inspired N. American Artists

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 水曜日, 12月 14, 2011

The Kyoto International Manga Museum (京都国際マンガミュージアム) will display works by three North American manga-inspired artists from January 5 to February 5. This is the first time art from North America will feature in an exhibit at the museum. Admission to the “Manga Style ― North America” exhibition will be free, however, a general admission ticket for the museum will be required.

(マンガスタイル・ノースアメリカ展―これもマンガ?北米で活躍するマンガ家たち)
© TOKYOPOP Inc. and Svetlana Chmakova
© Felipe Smith
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The exhibit will showcase comics and text panels that illustrate the development of manga-style art in North America. The exhibition asks guests to consider the question: “Is this manga too?”

スヴェトラーナ・シマコヴァ「DRAMACON」
© TOKYOPOP Inc. and Svetlana Chmakova

“Manga Style ― North America” will include about 80 works by the superhero comics artist Takeshi Miyazawa, young men’s manga-style artist Felipe Smith, and the shojo genre artist Svetlana Chmakova.

フェリーペ・スミス 「PEEPO CHOO」
© Felipe Smith

Several color panels and about 24 black-and-white pages for each author will feature with other materials in the exhibit. Miyazawa and Smith, both current residents of Japan, will also participate in a discussion about manga and manga-style works produced in Japan and North America.

Kyoto International Manga Museum (京都国際マンガミュージアム)

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Burberry Blue Label Kyoto JR Isetan

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 水曜日, 11月 26, 2008

Burberry Blue Label Kyoto JR Isetan
バーバリーブルーレーベルジェイアール京都伊勢丹店
At JR Kyoto Isetan store, Higashishiokoji-cho, Karasuma-dori Shiokoji Sagaru Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
075-352-6297
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Burberry Blue Label Kyoto Daimaru

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 水曜日, 11月 26, 2008

Burberry Blue Label Kyoto Daimaru
バーバリーブルーレーベル大丸京都店
At Daimaru Kyoto store, 79, Tachiuri-Nishimachi, Takakura-Nishiiri,Shijyo-Dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
075-254-5014  
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Burberry Blue Label Kyoto Takashimaya

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 水曜日, 11月 26, 2008

Burberry Blue Label Kyoto Takashimaya
バーバリーブルーレーベル高島屋京都店
At Takashimaya Kyoto store, 52, Nishiirushincho, Kawaramachi, Shijo-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
075-254-5006  
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