#Hata no Kawakatsu
The Niōmon Gate (仁王門) of Kōryū-ji, Founded by Prince Shōtoku in 603 AD, Kyoto City. Fierce looking Niō (仁王) statuettes on either side. On your left is Ungyō (吽形), he is depicted either bare-handed or wielding a sword. He symbolises latent strength, holding his mouth tightly shut. His mouth is rendered to form the sound “hūṃ” or “Un”, leading to his alternate name “Ungyō”.
On your right is Agyō (阿形), is a symbol of overt violence: he wields a thunderbolt stick and bares his teeth. His mouth is depicted as being in the shape necessary to form the “ah” sound, leading to his alternate name, “Agyō”.
Thank you, you are very helpful :D Greetings from south Italy
Wanted to get back to you with some info. One of my photography friends was willing to help you, Here name is Ekaterina, she’s not on Tumblr though, here is her FB link: https://www.facebook.com/ekaterina.georgieva.167. She did say that she would not be able to help you with looking for accommodation. She graduated from Kyoto University and has been here for a while.
There is another lady who runs a website, she is German and teaches here. She lives in Kobe and has been here for a while. Here is the link: http://zoomingjapan.com/ . At present she is travelling and I am not sure how quick you’ll get an answer to your questions.
here are a few more websites that might be of a help to you:
Hope this is of a help to you, If you have any other questions, feel free to ask and have a wonderful stay in Kyoto. One thing I can tell you, you’ll love it, its safe, the people are nice and polite and the food is excellent.
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Various pictures of the moon taken from the Arami Shrine (荒見神社) in Jōyō City, Kyoto-fu!
Today is the climax for “Tsukimi” or moon viewing, a past time of Heian nobles in Kyoto. Although Joyo is not as spectacular as Daikaku-ji in Arashiyama, I was able to get a few shots. I went out to get drinking water from my local shrine and couldn’t help but noticed the moon shining. Since I didn’t take my camera, I had to return.
Here are some of the shots I took from inside the Arami Jinja (荒見神社) in Jōyō City, Kyoto-fu!
By the way, many Shinto shrines have a source where you can get drinking water and many people do. The shrine priest once told me, that Suntory, uses the same water for their whiskey, as is being provided by my local shrine.
Very soon, the annual “Moon viewing or tsukimi-(月見)“ will be held in Japan. This month, “Kyoto Visitors Guide” has section on this special occasion. Where will you go? Weather permitting, I’ll go to Daikaku-ji Temple and the Osawa Pond, famous for its moon viewing of times past by Heian nobles. Here is the article: “No place could better suited for full moon viewing than timeless Kyoto. Of all the year’s 12 full moons, the autumn full moon, or harvest moon, is considered to be the most sublime.
It is said that the moon viewing custom was introduced to Japan from China during the Nara (710-794) and Heian periods (794-1185). Harvest moon viewing took place on August 15th in the lunar calendar, and it was called jugoya, which means the night of the 15th. Jugoya in the present calendar changes every year and usually falls in September or October. The moon on jugoya is not always full, but it’s said that the moon on that night is the brightest and the most beautiful in the year.”
You can read the rest of the article here: http://www.kyotoguide.com/ver2/thismonth/moon10.html