Kyoto geisha during plum blossom celebration at Kitano-tenmangu Shrine © Eleonora Tuveri / Shutterstock.com
Kyoto geisha (geiko and maiko) perform a tea ceremony at Kitano-tenmangu Shrine when the plums start to bloom in late February.
Every week a new Kyoto Photo is published here on Inside Kyoto. These beautiful, evocative photos are taken by either Jeffrey Friedl or Damien Douxchamps. You can follow the links to their respective sites to see more images by clicking on their image credit under each photo.
Snow on the thatched-roof houses in Kayabuki-no-Sato © TAKUYA.A
In the mountains north of Kyoto, Kayabuki-no-Sato is a village of “kayabukiya” or thatched-roof houses. For details on visiting this area, see The Kitayama Area: Bujo-ji, Miyama, Kayabuki-no-Sato.