Friday, August 20, 2010

We are now renting an incense set to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable in your room.

Please ask the details to the reception.


We are having Tea Ceremony in our Lobby regularly. It is open to anyone so please feel free to join!!
*Charge: Free charge
*Date:
AUGUST 7th, 14th, 20th 30th
SEPTEMBER 4th, 18th, 25th
OCTOBER 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th
*Time:   19:00~20:00
*Place: NISHIYAMA RYOKAN Lobby
☆NISHIYAMA RYOKAN☆ (Address) Kyoto Nakagyou-ku Gokoumachi Nijosagaru yamamoto-cho 京都市中京区御幸町二条下ル山本町 (Tel) 075-222-1166
Whad this many people came to join our last tea ceremony!!




DAIMONJI!!

Last Monday, the 16th of AUGUST, there were Daimonji held in Kyoto.
We had many guests at rooftop of our Ryokan to see the Daimonji.

We only took good photo of Daimonji and Myou mountains,
so we upload the photos here!! ^^



Friday, August 6, 2010

FREE Tea Ceremony

Konnichiwa!!

Kyoto is very hot everyday! Cicadas are making noises everywhere in streets. It really feels the mid of summer!!

We are having Tea Ceremony in our Lobby regularly. It is open to anyone so please feel free to join!!

*Charge: Free charge

*Date:
AUGUST 7th, 14th, 20th 30th
SEPTEMBER 4th, 18th, 25th

*Time:   19:00~20:00

*Place: NISHIYAMA RYOKAN Lobby

☆NISHIYAMA RYOKAN☆ (Address)
Kyoto Nakagyou-ku Gokoumachi Nijosagaru yamamoto-cho
京都市中京区御幸町二条下ル山本町 (Tel) 075-222-1166

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Gozan no Okuribi (Daimonji) Free English Guide


Coming August 16th, there will be a five giant bonfires lit on mountains surrounding Kyoto.

It is called "Gozan no Okuribi" the festival held annually from long time ago.


During the mid summer, it is said the spirits of deceased family members visit this world.

It is called the O-bon and the dates are different in different regions in Japan.

The fire is lit to send them back to the spiritual world.


There are five Kanji characters shaped in five mountains which are


-Daimonji (大文字), the character meaning "large" or "great:"
on Daimonji-Yama/Higashi-Yama, Nyoigatake at 8:00PM

-Myō/Hō (妙・法), the characters meaning "wondrous dharma" (referring to Buddhist teachings):
on Matsugasaki, Nishi-Yama/Higashi-Yama at 8:10PM

-Funagata (舟形), the shape of a boat:
on Nishigamo, Funa-Yama at 8:15PM

-Hidari Daimonji (左大文字), again, the character meaning "large:"
on Daihoku-San, Hidaridaimonji-San at 8:15PM

-Toriigata (鳥居形), the shape of a torii or shrine gate:
on Toriimoto, Mandara-San at 8:20PM


It will be lighted up in this order and it is very spectacular to see.


There will be Free english guide in the night of Daimonji.

Little explanation made before fires lit in the Lobby, then we will open our rooftop for our guests staying in the ryokan that night.


You can see "Daimonji", "Funagata" and "Hou" from the rooftop of our Ryokan.


The Tea ceremony event is open to people not staying in our Ryokan, but this is ONLY for people stayin in our Ryokan.


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