Saga Chrysanthemum Display
Daikakuji will display about 600 Saga Chrysanthemum flowers in November. This type of flower arrangement’s basic rule is to place three flowers on top, five flowers in the middle and seven flowers at the bottom in order to express the four seasons. Daikakuji Temple itself, which has 1200 years of history, is worth checking out. 500yen/adult 300 yen/child. 9:00 – 17:00. November 1st – November 30th.
Kanikakuni Festival is a ceremony to commemorate a poet, Yu Yoshii (1886 – 1960), who wrote many poems in Kyoto. On this day, Maikos (apprentice geishas) and Geikos (trained geishas) from Gion gather and conduct a ceremony including things like putting flowers in front of a statue engraved with one of his famous poems, which starts with Kanikakuni (this means, “anyway”). This poem basically means, “I miss Gion very much”. 11：00 & 14:00. November 8th.
Eikando Temple is the most popular autumn leaves viewing spot in Kyoto. Eikando has an annual illumination event in this season. There are about 3000 maple trees which are famous for being bright red. For more illumination events in fall/winter, read “Kyoto Illumination List Fall 2014“. 600 yen. 17:30 – 20:30. November 8th – December 4th.
500 different postcard designs made by 100 artists are displayed and sold at a gallery called “be Kyoto”. Themes of these postcards are winter, Christmas or Kyoto. In addition, visitors can write down a message on the postcard and mail it from the gallery. 10:00 – 18:00 (16:00 on November 23rd). November 15th – 23rd.
Kichirei Kaomise Kabuki
Kabuki actors’ bases in eastern and western Japan gather at Minamiza Theater in Kyoto every winter. For more information on this event, read “Enjoy Annual Kabuki During Winter in Kyoto“. Tickets are already available for reservation on this website. It has an audio guide for non-Japanese speakers. November 30th – December 26th.
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