machiya

  • Misoka-an Kawamichi-ya 河道屋
  • Misoka-an Kawamichi-ya 河道屋 Misoka-an Kawamichi-ya 河道屋

In Japan most of the restaurants have their own speciality, like sushi or yakitori and won’t serve anything else.

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  • Usagi Juku
  • Usagi Juku

Sometimes in Kyoto I come across traditions I don’t fully understand. Like the wearing of these armors by children (boys) during the Yoroi Kizome Ceremony (coming of age festival).

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  • Living in a machiya #2
  • Living in a machiya #2 Living in a machiya #2

In a machiya the zashiki (or guest room) is the room to receive your guests. The machiya where we live in has a very nice zashiki, which we use as the actual living, and hang out when we have guests.

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  • Cafe bibliotic HELLO!
  • Cafe bibliotic HELLO!

Cafe bibliotic HELLO! is a to a cafe converted machiya.

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Living in a machiya #1

Living in a machiya #1

Staying in a kyo-machiya (an old traditional townhouse) is an unique way to experience Kyoto.

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  • Survival of the fittest (updated)
  • Survival of the fittest (updated) Survival of the fittest (updated) Survival of the fittest (updated) Survival of the fittest (updated) Survival of the fittest (updated)

The last decade high-rise buildings have been scattered around Kyoto, while eating away whole blocks of machiya’s.

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  • Rakumachirakuya
  • Rakumachirakuya Rakumachirakuya Rakumachirakuya

Last two weeks the Rakumachirakuya festival is being held throughout Kyoto. Activities ranging from a cooking class to an insight lecture into working with roof tiles are held in kyo-machiya’s to promote machiya culture.

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  • Jujumaru 樹々丸
  • Jujumaru 樹々丸 Jujumaru 樹々丸

Jujumaru is a hidden little gem in a small street east of Ogawa Street off of Imadegawa Street. It’s a café and plant shop in one, which mix together very well.

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  • hinemos exhibition in Anewal gallery
  • hinemos exhibition in Anewal gallery hinemos exhibition in Anewal gallery hinemos exhibition in Anewal gallery

Anewal gallery hosts the himenos exhibition this week with music, photographs, wooden crafts work and objets trouves.

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