Tadasu no Mori, which literally means 'Forest of Correction', is a sacred grove which lies on the grounds of Shimogamo Shrine, one of the seventeen historical sites in and around Kyoto, which in 1994 were designated by UNESCO as Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. (V)

60 Engaging Photos of Charming Nature That Will Take You Into Fairytale Primeval Forest, Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine, Japan

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Kosode (Kimono) with Kamo Shrine Horse Race Scene and Checkered Pattern in Yuzen Dyeing and Embroidery on White Crepe (Chirimen) Ground Japan Edo Period, century gallery notes: The upper section.

斎Odai generation 51, Mr. Fujita Nana child. Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono would be hot.

葵祭 The Aoi Festival or "Hollyhock Festival," is one of the three main annual festivals held in Kyoto, Japan.

Kamigamo Shrine in Snow, Kyoto

Snow in Kamigamo Shrine, Kyoto, Japan - but I wasn't there in winter.

View of the Palace and the Kamo Shrine, 1863 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

View of the Palace and the Kamo Shrine, 1863 by Yoshitsuya -

Otomouma #Horse Running at Kamo #Shrine!  Kikuma is a small #town between Matsuyama and Imabari in Ehime Prefecture. Kamo Shrine in Kikuma stands against a hillside near a little river that runs down to the Seto Inland Sea.  Once a year in the autumn festival, the horses are run up the slope to Kamo Shrine. Today just 18 horses are kept by local farmers for the purpose of running in the festival, which is an Intangible Cultural Property.

Otomouma Horse Running at Kamo Shrine

Kikuma is a small town between Matsuyama and Imabari in Ehime Prefecture. Kamo Shrine in Kikuma stands against a hillside near a little river that runs down to the Seto Inland Sea.

Kyoto Festival: Aoi Matsuri - blogs de Japan Travel  ||  Considered one of the three most important festivals in Kyoto, the Aoi Matsuri takes place on the 15th of May each year.  Held by the important Kamo shrines, Kamigamo Shrine and Shimogamo Shrine, the origins of the festival can be traced all the way back rites performed to appease the gods and pray for bountiful harvests in the 6th century.  It was established as a more formal…

Kyoto Festival: Aoi Matsuri - blogs de Japan Travel || Considered one of the three most important festivals in Kyoto, the Aoi Matsuri takes place on the 15th of May each year. Held by the important Kamo shrines, Kamigamo Shrine and Shimogamo Shrine, the origins of the festival can be traced all the way back rites performed to appease the gods and pray for bountiful harvests in the 6th century. It was established as a more formal…

Kyoto Travel: Shimogamo and Kamigamo Shrines

Kyoto Travel: Shimogamo and Kamigamo Shrines

Cherry blossom-viewing and poetry-writing banquet at Kamo Shrine in Kyoto.

Cherry blossom-viewing and poetry-writing banquet at Kamo Shrine in Kyoto.

https://flic.kr/p/6tmz41 | Aoi Matsui (Hollyhock Festival) near Kamigamo Jinja | The Kamo Shrines -- Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine -- are both recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are two of the most important shrines in Kyoto.   Two of the oldest shrines in Japan, the Kamo Shrines predate the city's establishment as national capital in 794. Throughout the thousand years that Kyoto served as Japan's capital city, the Imperial Court patronised the shrines as establishments…

https://flic.kr/p/6tmz41 | Aoi Matsui (Hollyhock Festival) near Kamigamo Jinja | The Kamo Shrines -- Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine -- are both recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are two of the most important shrines in Kyoto. Two of the oldest shrines in Japan, the Kamo Shrines predate the city's establishment as national capital in 794. Throughout the thousand years that Kyoto served as Japan's capital city, the Imperial Court patronised the shrines as establishments…

Children at the Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival), Imperial Palace, Kyoto.  The main attraction is a procession through the Imperial Palace to the Kamo Shrines in the style of the Heian Period.

Children at the Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival), Imperial Palace, Kyoto. The main attraction is a procession through the Imperial Palace to the Kamo Shrines in the style of the Heian Period.

Tosa School Horse Race at the Kamo Shrine 17th century Painting/Print

Tosa School Horse Race at the Kamo Shrine century Painting/Print

hanging scroll. Ox for ox-cart in Hollyhock Festival of Kamo Shrine, resting on ground beneath trees together with its three drivers; their cart-wheels visible behind; boy holding grass and approaching to ox. Colour and gold on paper; urushi-e (lacquer painting).  Shibata Zeshin (柴田是眞) biography. Meiji or late Edo.

Shibata Zeshin, Kamo Festival, a hanging scroll painting. From the collection of British Museum

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