Gion Matsuri

Gion Matsuri: The Gion Matsuri, familiarly known as ‘Gion-san,’ is a festival of Yasaka-jinja Shrine, and the highlight is the splendid pageant of some 20 and 10 floats called yamaboko proceeding along the main streets of Kyoto on the 17th and 24th. The streets are lined w

Mount Koya

Mount Koya: Mount Koya  is the name of mountains in Wakayama Prefecture to the south of Osaka. Also, Kōya-san is a modifying word for Kongobu-ji . There is no mountain officially called Koya-san in Japan. Mount Koya is the center of Shingon Buddhism, an important Buddhist sect which w

Bunraku

Bunraku: Bunraku is the traditional puppet theater of Japan, with a high-level stage art.  Originally, the term Bunraku referred only to the particular theater established in 1805 in Osaka, which was named the Bunrakuza after the puppeteering ensemble of Uemura Bunrakuken (1751-1810),
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