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... during the start of the New Year. If one’s house is large enough they should have small shrine’s in their home for daily prayer, but Kana said unfortunately, the younger generation don’t have shrines and are loosing their connection or understanding of the religion of their ancestors. There are obviously rituals that should happen when entering a shrine and temple, but many kids or young adults don’t know what to do and are oblivious ...
... at night is pretty interesting. Young women with pasty white faces being whisked off in expensive cars. There is a Geisha school in Kyoto. The word Geisha translates as "arts person". At the school they become skilled at traditional music, dance and games and learn to be entertainers who act as hostesses.
On our last morning in Kyoto we wandered through the Ryosoku-in Temple & Museum, crossed over the bridge to do some more wandering ...
... pretty much promises that everyone is going to heaven no matter who they are. This particular sect of Buddhism is the most widespread in Japan and is practised by 20% of the population.
After leaving the temple, we followed the guide through some narrow winding streets and peeked inside of a fan workshop (part of a store called Kyosendo). Apparently all fans in Japan are made by hand by artisans in Kyoto. ...
... aside from a 15 minute walk the only breakfast option is McDonalds, which fit the bill nicely. They serve hot dogs for breakfast, so I was set.
Once we were done at McDonalds we crossed the road just in time to see our bus pulling up to the curb...and just as quickly pulling away from it without us on it. Not really a big deal, but it meant a 20 minute wait for the next bus, while we stood on a footpath less than a meter ...
... picturesque parkland area with, you guessed it, more
temples and shrines! However, the grounds of this area were also
covered with...deer! Not like the local deer we get at home either,
bigger and furrier deer who are really not bothered or scared by
people but in-fact come and sniff you out for food and if you don't
have any, quickly walk away to someone else. One deer had it right,
cutting out the middle man that is the tourist, by standing next to a
lady who ...