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Adventures in Kyoto
京都デイリーフォト - A photographic journey into Kyoto's past, historical figures & stories. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇯🇵🇪🇺🏳️‍🌈
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Camellia Tea Ceremony 14h
🔥'大'🔥 Daimonji (大文字) is first of the Gozan-no-Okuribi (五山送り火) to be lit, at 8pm on August 16th. It is by far the most famous -& oldest- of the current 5 Okuribi (送り火). Daimonji sits on the upper slopes of Daimonji-yama (大文字山/Mt. Nyoigadake 如意ヶ嶽).
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 13
A huge thank you from the Camellia team. Our 2nd batch of face masks is well on its way to being sold out, so from this weekend we will be starting on our 3rd batch with some fresh designs. Let us know what patterns you would like to see!
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 12
It's a cool 33 degrees this morning, & almost too hot for gobbling down sweets...almost. Today's wagashi are a little unusual, inspired by Dragon Ball (ドラゴンボール)! They are the latest offering from Bandai's "Tabe-Masu" (食べマス) series (sold at FamilyMart).
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 11
DANCING FOR THE DEAD- Japan should be enjoying summer dances during these hot August evenings, but most Bon Odori (盆踊り) have been cancelled this year. 'Bon Dances' were originally performed to greet the spirits arriving back to this world for Obon (お盆).
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 11
A MOST UNUSUAL FORM OF TRANSPORTATION- The spirits of the dead have been holidaying in Kyoto for almost a week now, called by the ringing of temple bells. But how do your ancestors return to and from this world exactly? Simple. They hitch a ride on a cucumber & eggplant!
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 10
During the summer it is always handy to have an Iaidō (居合道) master at hand🍈🍉
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 9
dawn comes quick to their crowns... Higashi Mountains 明安き天窓はづれや東山 -小林一茶, 1814. Today is Yama-no-hi (山の日 'Mountain Day') in Japan. The day is intended to provide “opportunities to get familiar with mountains & appreciate blessings from mountains".
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 9
🤪📢I'm really sorry to keep going on about our little face mask enterprise, but business is so up & down this year, that it's just nice to be busy with a new project. Please take a look at our latest designs!🙏
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 7
a hot day's treasure they say, little clump of trees 暑き日の宝と申す小薮哉 -Kobayashi Issa (小林一茶), 1812. Trans. David G. Lanoue. 30 degrees at 10am... time to escape the city.
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 6
🦴😇GUARDIANS OF THE DEAD🗿🕯️ In 1903 the head priest of Nenbutsu-ji (念仏寺) and neighbouring Fukuden-ji (福田寺) began to gather up stone Buddhist statues from all around the local area. By the time he was finished they numbered 8000!
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 6
The whirr of the sewing machine, the hum of the fan, the cicadas incessant stridulation...these have become summer's song in the teahouse. Our small office has become a hive of activity once more, a workshop for our fledgling face mask enterprise.
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 4
📿'FESTIVAL OF THE DEAD'🙏 Obon (お盆/盆) is a Buddhist custom to honour the spirits of one's ancestors, who are thought to return to our world for a short 'holiday'. Celebrated in Japan for over 500 years, it has transformed into a time of family reunions.
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 4
During Tsuyu (梅雨) the rain is often so ferocious that water pushes its way through small gaps into the main rooms of the old house, staining wood & damaging the sliding doors. Today Miho took the time to replace rain-damaged paper on the Shōji (障子), a delicate job.
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 2
A summer day wandering along the Kiyotaki-gawa (清滝川). Come autumn the river valley beneath Takao (高雄) is transformed into a red and yellow tapestry, nicknamed "Kin'unkei" (錦雲渓 the 'Brocade Gorge'). It looks good in green too.
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Aug 2
The response to our little mask enterprise has been overwhelming! We have actually sold out of all our current stock, but we are busy preparing a new batch, and have some new designs on the way. For now the shop is closed, but do DM if you'd like to go on our waiting list!
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Jul 30
As summer moves on, a fresh range of sweets have appeared in our temporary cafe: the pandango have popped on swim rings (inflatable rings), and for a short time we will be serving Asasuzu (朝涼 "Morning Chill on a Summer's Day") from Oimatsu (老松).
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Jul 31
Replying to @camelliakyoto
😮📢ANNOUNCEMENT! This is very much a test run, but we have put a limited number of masks online for sale to see how things go😷 At the moment masks are 1500 yen each (including shipping). We will be shipping worldwide🌎🌍🌏
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Jul 30
Our local mascot 'Kinukake-san' (きぬか怪さん), a Heian-period playboy that met his end at the hands of a wronged lover, has proven to be a big hit with everyone. It's a good chance to introduce some more of Kyoto's characters, and find out who is your favourite.
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Jul 29
🥁🎵The Valley of Song🧑‍🎤🧘‍♂️ Ohara (大原) is small village to the north east of Kyoto. It was once a prosperous enclave of the great temple of Enryaku-ji (延暦寺) further up the mountain. In its heyday it was a flourishing religious community, dedicated to Buddhist chant.
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Camellia Tea Ceremony Jul 28
I'm not sure dango is really a brunch food, but thanks to the Mitarashi Matsuri (御手洗祭) I have dango on the brain this week🍡😋 It is a very popular snack for Kyotoites at this time of year, though sadly the festival has been cancelled.
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