上七軒「梅乃」Kyoto ochaya Umeno approach
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上七軒「梅乃」Kyoto ochaya Umeno approach

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Kamishichiken is a district of northwest Kyoto, Japan. It is the oldest hanamachi (geisha district) in Kyoto, and is located just east of the Kitano Tenman-gū Shrine. The name Kamishichiken literally means "Seven Upper Houses." These refer to the seven teahouses built from the equipment and material leftover from the rebuilding of the Kitano Shrine in Muromachi era (1333–1573).
Kamishichiken is located in Kyoto’s Nishijin area, which is known for traditional hand-woven textiles. The quiet streets of Kamigyo-ku are made up of dark, wooden buildings, mainly o-chaya (teahouses) and okiya (geisha houses).

Unlike the other remaining districts, which are located close to the city center, Kamishichiken is further away, and accordingly significantly quieter and attracts fewer tourists. The geisha of this district are known for being subtle and demure, few in number but each highly accomplished dancers and musicians.
 There are approximately 25 maiko and geiko in Kamishichiken, along with 11 teahouses.
The district crest is a ring of skewered dango (sweet dumplings). On lanterns they appear as red circles on white paper (as opposed to Gion, which uses a similar design, but with the reverse colors – white dango on a red background).

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A: 上七軒「梅乃」Umeno Karaoke Bar

de Kudo Kenji Photograph, la mai putin de 10 metri

上七軒「梅乃」Umeno Karaoke Bar

B: 上七軒「梅乃」Umeno Bar

de Kudo Kenji Photograph, la mai putin de 10 metri

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C: 上七軒「梅乃」The Courtyard Gardens Of Kyoto Ochaya

de Kudo Kenji Photograph, la distanta de 10 metri

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D: 上七軒「梅乃」奥座敷 Kyoto ochaya Kamishichiken

de Kudo Kenji Photograph, la distanta de 20 metri

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E: 北野天満宮 (KITANO TENMAN-GU SHRINE)

de hironobu honjyo, la distanta de 230 metri

北野天満宮 (KITANO TENMAN-GU SHRINE)

F: 北野天満宮

de Haruka Suzuki, la distanta de 250 metri

北野天満宮

G: 大将軍八神社 方徳殿 Kyoto Daishogunshin deity

de Kudo Kenji Photograph, la distanta de 530 metri

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H: 大将軍八神社 Kyoto-daishogunhachi-jinja shrine

de Kudo Kenji Photograph, la distanta de 560 metri

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大将軍八神社 Kyoto-daishogunhachi-jinja shrine

I: Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavillion

de Justin Phan, la 1.2 km distanta

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de マルコス 深瀬, la 1.3 km distanta

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The eight islands of Japan sprang into existence through Divine Intervention.

The first two gods who came into existence were Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, the Exalted Male and Exalted Female. It was their job to make the land for people to live on.

They went to the bridge between heaven and earth and, using a jewel-encrusted halberd, Izanagi and Izanami churned up the sea into a frothy foam. As salty drips of water fell from the tip of the halberd the first island was formed. Its name was Onogoro.

So far, so good. But when Izanagi and Izanami first met on their island, Izanami spoke to Isanagi without being spoken to first. Since she was the female, and this was improper, their first union created badly-formed offspring who were sent off into the sea in boats.

The next time they met, Izanagi was sure to speak first, ensuring the proper rules were followed, and this time they produced eight children, which became the islands of Japan.

I'm sure you did not fail to miss the significance of this myth for the establishment of Japanese formal society.

At present, Japan is the financial capital of Asia. It has the second largest economy in the world and the largest metropolitan area (Tokyo.)

Technically there are three thousand islands making up the Japanese archipelago. Izanagi and Izanami must have been busy little devils with their jewelled halberd...

Japan's culture is highly technical and organized. Everything sparkles and swooshes on silent, miniaturized mechanisms.

They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.

Text by Steve Smith.

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