Walking around Kyoto (Hagi Festival)
I went to Nashiki Shrine's
west of the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
I have been went so far until this area,
but just passing by, and never went inside.
I heard that an elegant festival is being held.
called the Hagi Festival
The weather was good too,
so I went there.
Nashiki Shrine is
also known as (Shrine of Japanese clover)
It seems represent Kyoto as
famous place of Hagi.
every year Haiku and tanka strips
Bound by bush clover blooming in the precincts.
On the day of Hagi Festival
there is held any traditional event
such us tea ceremony, Buyo dance,
japanese archery, and japanese sword martial art.
When I came
there was Buyo Dance show.
tried the Tea ceremony.
I take a look at the ceremony
and had tea and sweets.
Iai was about to begin on stage.
and many visitor hold their breath.
There is a sense of urgency
an iai that cuts through the tense atmosphere.
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I can spend the
experience traditional arts
an unexpectedly elegant autumn moment,
while looking at the waka strips,
Hagi blooming road.