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京都デイリーフォト -Snapshots of one of Japan's most intriguing cities / I co-own & work at @dakkodakko / My hometown is Cardiff, UK / All photos & comments are my own.

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Ninna-ji's (仁和寺) Hito-tei (飛濤亭) was constructed by Abbot Jinnin (深仁入道親王) between 1789-1801 for his younger...

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Arresting image of Kobo-Daishi (弘法大師), founder of the 'True Word' school of Buddhism (真言宗), at Ninna-ji (仁和寺).

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Within Eikan-do's (永観堂) Amida-do (阿弥陀堂-no photos permitted) stands Mikaeri Amida (見返阿弥陀-Looking Back Amida). One..

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the setting place/for the spring sun.../wisteria blossoms (春の日の入所なり藤の花)-小林一茶. Fuji Musume (藤娘) tells the tale of..

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In 1072 Abbot Yokan (永観 1033-1111) built Yakuo-in (薬王院) in the grounds of Eikan-do (永観堂) to care for the needy...

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Kamigamo-jinja's Suwa-sha (上賀茂神社/須波神社) enshrines Takeminakata (建御名方神), whose combat with Takemikazuchi (建御雷) is...

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As a result of Abbot Setsudo Soboku's (拙堂宗朴) support of Ouchi Yoshihiro (大内義興) during the 1399 Oei-no-ran (応永の乱)..

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Taizo-in's (退蔵院) dry landscape garden Motonobu-no-niwa (元信の庭) is thought to be the final work of Kano Motonobu...

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It was here, where Heian Palace's Library (平安宮一本御書所跡) once stood, that ex-Emperor Go-Shirakawa (後白河天皇), his...

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Taizo-in (退蔵院), the oldest of Myoshin-ji's (妙心寺) sub-temples, was founded by the powerful Echizen lord Hatano...

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daybreak:/ in the lingering lavender/ a cuckoo calls (曙はまだ紫にほととぎす) -In 1690 during his stay at Genju-an (幻住庵), a..

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Beside the tomb of Emperor Keiko (慶光天皇) at Rozan-ji (盧山寺), hidden behind camellia, is the dried up remains of...

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gobble up/ my dawn dream.../ cuckoo! (暁の夢をはめなん時鳥) -Kobayashi Issa (小林一茶), 1810. From the ages of 19 to 58 Kozan...

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Koryu-ji's (広隆寺) Uzumasa-dono (太秦殿). The temple's most precious treasure is the 123cm high Hokan Miroku (宝冠弥勒/...

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Shigure-den (時雨殿), Museum of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (小倉百人一首 '100 Poems by 100 Poets'), is named after Fujiwara..

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Kitano Tenman-gu's Ema-do (北野天満宮の絵馬堂) is the oldest in Kyoto. Funded by Toyotomi Hideyoshi (豊臣秀吉), it was first...

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Nankin-machi's (南京町) Chang'an Gate (長安門) & the old restaurant 'Beijing Castle' (北京城). A bustling town in the...

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Shojoke-in's (清浄華院) true origins begin with Emperor Go-Shirakawa (後白河天皇) inviting Honen (法然) in 1175 to found a...

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Arashiyama's Shigure-den (小倉百人一首殿堂/時雨殿 'House of the Autumn Drizzle'), a museum dedicated to the Ogura Hyakunin...

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Nanzen-ji's 93m long Suirokaku (南禅寺水路閣) carries water from Lake Biwa into the city (at a rate of 2 tons per...

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