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“Seasonal festival and dolls”

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2024 Special exhibition “Seasonal festival and dolls”

Since ancient times in Japan, people have held celebrations called “Sekku” by making offerings to the gods at turning points throughout the year in villages and homes.

In this exhibition, we will introduce the Hina dolls and Samurai dolls that are displayed during the “Sekku”, and hope to provide an opportunity to reconsider the wishes for children’s growth in an era of declining birthrates.

festivals, and events in Kyoto
 Date:Saturday,June 8 1:30p.m.-
 Lecturer:Mr.Akihiro Mukoda,Kyoto Prefectural Education Agency Cultural Properties Protection Division

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Yoichi, a stay over small plate restaurant

After working in Osaka, Mr. Morimoto returned to his hometown and opened Yoichi with the desire to create a place where people could gather and relax. The building we are in is about 70 years old and has been renovated to create a comfortable interior space.

The second floor is used for accommodations. We make an effort to use local ingredients, such as the honey we put on our breakfast toast and the eggs we serve on our rice with raw egg.

Some of the game meats we use in our Japanese dishes are deer, wild boar, duck, and pheasant, and we also use soft-shelled turtle, eel, carp, and sweetfish in our cooking. We catch the sweetfish ourselves in the river in front of the store.

The area is a popular destination for visitors to Kasagi for seeing the cherry blossom season in spring, the autumn leaves, and the sea of clouds during the early mornings in autumn.

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Kamuin Cafe

Our cafe is in an old Japanese-style house on an ancient travel route and we serve Japanese sweets to our visitors.
One of the most popular Japanese sweets at our cafe is ""Ohagi,"" made with glutinous rice, white rice, and sweet bean paste. Ohagi are usually palm-sized, but we also offer a colorful set of bite-sized ohagi in 5 different flavors, including matcha and ""kinako,"" roasted soybean flour.
Our crab motif is taken from the nearby Kanimanji temple, which is dedicated to crabs. We offer a variety of special seasonal menus at Kamuin Cafe, such as shaved ice in the summer, warm zenzai in the winter, and hamburgers made with bamboo shoots, a local specialty, in the spring.

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Kotokoto Beer

Our founder Mr. Bando founded the microbrewery in May 2022 after working in the sake industry. He views craft beer as a fun way to bring people together, revitalize the community, and share its natural and agricultural wealth with others. We also sell directly from the brewery from 11:51 a.m. and from the pub, popular with families, open on weekends.
In addition to our standard lineup that includes a weizen, a pilsner, and a pale ale, we have collaborated with local stores and farmers to develop a wide variety of beers, including a tomato pilsner, grape pale ale, and a beer made with strawberries that nearby farmers are struggling to sell.

Kyoto Tea Country

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Incense Kitchen

You can experience making matcha-scented incense at our facility.
Our incense releases its fragrance from heating it, not from lighting it like traditional incense sticks. We use fresh matcha directly sourced from local tea factories and tea farmers in Uji, and make each piece of incense by hand. *All of the matcha we use is currently food waste matcha (which is inevitably generated during manufacturing and accumulates between machines and equipment that cannot be sold for consumption).
Our incense is made using wooden Japanese confectionery molds that features rabbit, cherry blossom, and tea motifs, as well as symbols of Uji and Kyoto, making it visually appealing. We are the only facility in the world where you can experience making incense using wooden confection molds and matcha as the only aromatic ingredient.

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TEOTERASU IDE

TEOTERASU IDE opened in September, 2023 in Ide Town. You can savor the local noodles, "Ide Janmen," and purchase fresh vegetables, and souvenirs. You can also enjoy matcha soft-serve ice cream while taking in breathtaking views of the mountains!

The name “TEOTERASU” comes from the phrase, “te wo terasu”, meaning “to illuminate the hand.” Our catchphrase is "#TEOTERASU A Heartwarming Space."

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Kyotanabe Gyokuro Salon

Kyotanabe Gyokuro Salon (Kyoto Tanabe City Tourist Information Center) reopened on May 3, 2022. Here you can experience how to brew Kyotanabe Gyokuro, a specialty of Kyotanabe City, and how to make matcha in a space with an irori hearth, with detailed explanations from the staff. No reservations required.

We also provide tourist information about the city and sell Kyotanabe brand Ikkyu products (specialty products of Kyotanabe City).

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Uji Tea Ceremony Hall “House of Takumi”

We are a specialty Uji tea shop where you can get hands-on experience learning how to brew tea under the careful guidance of our Japanese tea instructors and advisors. You can savor the taste of true Uji tea in this "one-of-a-kind tea room" while taking in the magnificent view of the Uji River. The cafe menu (contains sweets) includes Uji Gyokuro, Uji Matcha, and Uji Sencha. You can also take part in tea brewing classes and experience “chakabuki,” a tea-tasting memory game. (reservations required).

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