Yin-yang potency

  Following the recent series on the Aoi festivities in Kyoto, I’ve been wondering about the male-female significances.  These concern in particular the aoi plant and the katsura tree, two emblems worn by participants in the festival.  Both have similar … Continue reading

Aoi parade report

  Aoi Festival Grand Procession: Ancient Capital Shines under Clear Skies adapted from the Kyoto Shimbun The Aoi Festival, the first of Kyoto’s three major festivals, stretched out through Kyoto City today. A total of 511 participants dressed in noble … Continue reading

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