Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages )

The Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages ) was held on 22nd of October.



The festival held annually on the same date. It is one of Kyoto's renowned three great festivals, with the other two are the Aoi Matsuri, held annually on May 15, and the Gion Matsuri, which is held annually from 17 to July 24.
It is basically a historical costume parade, where people dress up in traditional clothes fromdifferent period.



They close the streets about 4.5km in central part of the city and the parade start from the imperial palace to the Heian Jingu Shrine.



The parade represents 7 different periods. Which are:
-Meiji Restoration period

-Edo period-Azuchi

-Momoyama period

-Muromachi

-Yoshino period

-Kamakura period

-Fujiwara period

-Enryaku period
The whole length of the parade reach up to 2km.



These are the photos we took from Oike street.
















Saturday, October 17, 2009

Koto Concert

Last night, we had Koto concert at the Lobby.
















All of us enjoyed elegant Koto music at beautiful Autumn night.

There will be another concerts coming up very soon.
The schedule of concerts are:


October 30th

November 6th, 20th, 27th

It is free of charge and open to anyone. Please bring your friends and enjoy the night.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Greetings from new staff

Konnichiwa ^^

Greetings to all our readers, I started working at the reception from last September.
From now on I am going to update our English blog.
(Hope I can do that freuently ^^;)

There is a very strong Typhoon approaching to the main island of Japan.
Usually few weak ones come before one strong Typhoon, but there were none of them approached to Japan in last couple months, so instead of that they are going to come in all at once...

According to the news, if the Typhoon approach without decrease its power, total amount of rain it will produce will be same as what Japan gets in half year.
It is said to hit the main island in couple days so hope it loses its power before that...


Event Announcement:
For those guests staying at 16th October, there will be Koto (Japanese harp) concert at the lobby from 19:30~20:00.
It will be free charge and anyone is welcome (even if you are not staying at ours) so come and listen!