Koto (Japanese harp) concert
Friday October 24, 2008
1. Koto in Japan
Beautiful koto (Japanese harp) music will be played in the lobby of Nishiyama Ryokan, a traditional Japanese–style hotel in the center of Kyoto (close to the Imperial Palace grounds and Shijo–Kawaramachi shopping area), for half an hour on Friday evening. This concert is free of charge, so if you are in the area please feel free to drop by and enjoy the wonderful music of this traditional instrument.
Kitano Tenmangu market
Saturday October 25, 2008
Kitano Tenmangu, also known as Tenjin–san, is a Shinto shrine in Kamigyou–ku, Kyoto. This popular shrine hosts a large sprawling flea market in and around the shrine on the 25th of each month. This market, like To–ji, attracts large crowds and sells just about everything—from antiques to furniture, from food to plants, from household items to secondhand kimonos and obi.
1. Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan, 2. Flea Market, 3. _MG_3152, 4. Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan, 5. Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan
You can get to Kitano Tenmangu by taking bus #10, #50, #101, #102 or #203 to the Kitanotenmangu–mae bus stop.
(*Please Note: These images by Jim Epler, txipiflick, MShades, and donnaidh_sidhe have been used under the Creative Commons license)