Mar 30, 2011

Kyoto International Manga Museum

I went to the Kyoto international manga museum by bicycle under a blue sky.

There it is like a huge manga library rather than a museum that
enjoys displaying exhibits.

Inside of the museum and in the garden, the young and old men and women are reading manga.

So I also laid down in the garden and read "NANA" vol 14-17.

Since this museum is located in a closed elementary school, you can also see an historic building.

Also there are Japanese manga translated into many languages.

The exhibition of La Rose de Versailles is going on until May 8th and there are some original drawings.

What is your favorite manga?
My favorite manga is,,,,,,,"Jarinko Chie".

Mar 26, 2011

Nijo castle Light up

Sakura season will be soon.
And why don't you go night time walking @Nijo castle!!

A variety of cherry blossoms including someiyoshino, yamazakura and satozakura, benishidare-zakura, and majestic buildings are all fantastically illuminated. Important cultural property Ninomaru Palace Daidokoro (kitchen) will be colorfully enlivened with Kyoto’s traditional culture such as ikebana (flower arrangement) and Japanese music.

Access from J-Hoppers Kyoto Guest House ⇒City Bus #202→MarutamachiChiekoin(about 50min)
March 25 (Fri)-April 17 (Sun), (400yen)

Mar 1, 2011

Girl's Day -3rd Mar.

Do you know about Girl's day?
It's on the 3rd of March every year.

People display graceful dolls in ancient court costumes
on a tier of 5 or 7 shelves covered with scarlet cloth.
These dolls represent the Emperor and Empress,
the court ladies, the ministers and the court musicians.
The girls are expected to be as elegant as these courtly ladies.

There is an event for Girl's day at Shimogamo shrine.
DATE : 3rd March
TIME: 10:30am -

The event called " Nagashi bina",paper dolls floated downriver.
wish for a state of perfect health for you and your kids.

This is a very arcane ritual and Japanese tradition.

Access: City but #205 "Shimogamo jinjya mae"