kyoami

kyoami

Writer/ Translator


I love Japanese folkcraft article, traditional handicrafts and antiques. I’m seeking the Japanese people’s religious outlooks and its origins that are behind Japanese people’s unique sense and techniques rooted in the ordinary life.

Articles

Mt. Yoshino
2017.03.15
Mt. Yoshino in Nara is Japan's best location for viewing cherry blossoms! You can enjoy 30,000 cherry blossom trees!
Mt. Yoshino has many cherry blossom trees as well as 200 different other types of trees. These cher
2017.02.19
Roof tiles that ward off evil called Shōki-san. Tips for finding Shōki-gawara in the Naramachi area!
“Naramachi” is a district that covers one fourth of the south side of the old town of Nara city, and
2017.02.14
The only Manju shrine in Japan! Visit Rin Shrine in Nara to get to know the history of Manju.
Rin Shrine (林神社) enshrines Jōin RIN (林 浄因) who brought steamed bean-paste buns (Manju) from China, a
title_daibutsu
2017.01.19
The Great Buddha is surprisingly big! The beautiful statues at Nara Todai-ji temple.
Nara’s famous Buddha statue is a colossal piece of artwork by 8th century craftsmen. How large is it
2016.12.02
Shika koro-koro, a long-selling product in Nara. That’s a good gift for children.
As food products, Nara Prefecture is famous for Kakinoha-zushi, or Pressed sushi wrapped in persimmo
クロネコならTABI
2016.10.12
Offering a more convenient and comfortable trip! The Kuroneko Nara TABI information center.
Kuroneko Nara TABI is an information center in Nara. It is operated by Yamato Transport Co., Ltd, a
2016.10.03
Ojizo-san, a deity with a red cloth.
You may see statues wearing red bibs while walking in the countryside of Japan. These statues are th
玄関のちまき
2016.10.01
You’ll often see a chimaki at the front door of private houses in Kyoto. This is actually considered an amulet.
because of the bamboo leaves. Chimaki is also an amulet displayed at the entrance of houses and look
2016.09.27
Tasting sake at S. Imanishi Co., Ltd. Harushika brewery in Nara.
S. Imanishi Co., Ltd. is a Japanese sake brewery located about a 5-minute walk from Gangoji temple (
Times's place 奈良
2016.09.25
Let’s find unique souvenirs at Time's Place Nara shopping mall.
Time’s Place Nara is a shopping mall located in front of the east gate at Kintetsu Nara station. It
高速餅つき
2016.09.18
This is the traditional Japanese technique for making rice-cakes!
Nakatanido is a Japanese confectionery shop located at the entrance of the Mochiidono shopping arcad
2016.09.16
The Fabulous “Nara To-kae” candle light festival decorates the mysterious Nara evening!
【Contents】 Nara To-kae is an event that has been held around Nara Park at the beginning of August e
The Fudo-Myo-O statue
2016.09.14
Wish upon a moss-covered Buddhist statue! A nostalgic temple in Minami, Osaka
The Hozenji temple of the Buddhist Jyodo sect is located in Namba, Osaka. It is said that the temple
senbei
2016.09.09
Senbei, a low calorie snack cracker made from rice!
Senbei was introduced to Japan from China during the Asuka period (592-710). At the time, senbei w
rice
2016.08.23
It’s tradition and considered good manners to serve rice on the left side in Japan
We have specific positions for dishes served in Japan; rice is on the left and soup is on the right.

Translations

2017.01.20
Let’s go for a walk wearing a new style of Kimono!
The kimono wearing experience is very popular among foreign tourists. Even in Japan, there are very

Photographs

2017.01.20
Let’s go for a walk wearing a new style of Kimono!
The kimono wearing experience is very popular among foreign tourists. Even in Japan, there are very