baldscape# in #kyoto Japan making our first #japanese #photo this#bald head features some side #hair and the sun shines majestically on his #baldy head . The placement of his head help enhance this #scenic #landscape including a blue #sea and hills. Located in the central part of the island of #honshu Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital. Excellent image from @timfootman
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Located in the Kansai region, 226 miles south west of the capital, Kyoto is cocooned in a valley with green mountains rising protectively around it.The city centre is surprisingly easy to navigate, thanks to a simple public transport network (just two subway lines) and its grid system, inspired by ancient feng shui. A good starting point is Higashiyama in the south east of the city, home to a cornucopia of heritage delights from temples and shrines to artisan shops.
You may meet some ‘maiko,’ young dancing entertainers, who walk in long hanging-sleeved kimono in the Gion district, see the townscape characterized with popular 19th century style latticework, and visit the Nishijin where they weave traditional ‘Nishijin-ori’ textiles with vividly colored threads. The festivals in Kyoto are famous not only in Japan, but are also known worldwide. The three major festivals of Kyoto are the Aoi-matsuri Festival in early summer, the Gion-matsuri Festival in mid-summer and the Jidai-matsuri Festival in fall. There is also the Gozan-no-Okuribi, more commonly known as Daimonji-yaki, held on the night of Urabon (August 16th). During this festival numerous torches are ignited on the five mountains surrounding Kyoto, with the flames laid out to form a letter or figure. It is a summer event known both at home and abroad.
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