Photo of the Day: Days 1-30

A group of our friends on Facebook decided to do a thirty day (which has now become an ongoing) photo challenge. One of the posters wanted the group to be made private, so I decided to share my first thirty days on my blog.

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Gion, Dinner, and Fire Dancers

After seeing Kinkakuji, we took a LONG bus ride to Gion. The streets in a small area are preserved so they look at they originally did.

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Bamboo Groves of Arashiyama and More

After the Monkey Park, we walked to the bamboo groves.

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Osu Street Performer Festival

Today we went down to Osu to see the Street Performer Festival. We saw juggling, the oiran procession, fire dancing, and more!

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Kyoto – Shrines, Temples, Gardens and More!

Yesterday and today, we spent time in Kyoto – our old home. We saw a bunch of temples, shrines, gardens, and other things.

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Osu Matsuri: Night Festival

Tonight we went back to Osu Kannon Temple to see the night festival. We saw Bon Odori Dance, Fire dancing, and Hand held Roman Candles.

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Fire Performance

Something I really miss about Kyoto is going to the Kamogawa at night. On weekends in pretty much every season but winter, fire dancers perform at the Kamogawa next to the Sanjo Ohashi (Sanjo Keihan Station, exit 6). We went to watch these guys three nights this time. We chatted with them a bit, too. Their names are Kousuke (the shorter haired one) and Muuta.

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