Kyoto in winter – beautiful images by PV9007 Photography

Kyoto is wonderful when it snows. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen too often.

However, the winter also brings lots of festivals and processions to enjoy. So this album is a collection of temples/shrines with snow, of festivals held in winter and of some shots PV9007 Photography did during the months after momiji-season until plum-season.

Kinkaku-ji in Snow

Kinkaku-ji in Snow

Detail on the Golden Pavillon

Detail on the Golden Pavillon

Winter Reflections at Kinkaku-ji, imagined in the way of a painting

Winter Reflections at Kinkaku-ji, imagined in the way of a painting

The Golden Pavillon

The Golden Pavillon

Yamabushi

Yamabushi

New Year Ritual in Kyoto by Yamabushi

New Year Ritual in Kyoto by Yamabushi

New Year Ritual in Kyoto by Yamabushi

New Year Ritual in Kyoto by Yamabushi

New Year Archery in Sanjuusangen-dou, Kyoto. Wikipedia: “the Tōshiya or Festival of the Great Target still continues today, drawing roughly 2,000 participants from throughout Japan. Archers shoot arrows into targets approximately 50 – 100 centimeters in diameter and 60 meters (198 feet) away at the opposite end of the veranda. It is held on the second Sunday of January in conjunction with the temple’s most important mass, the Yanagi-no-Okaji, or Rite of the Willow ritual and Japan’s Coming of Age Day”

New Year Archery in Sanjuusangen-dou, Kyoto. Wikipedia: “the Tōshiya or Festival of the Great Target still continues today, drawing roughly 2,000 participants from throughout Japan. Archers shoot arrows into targets approximately 50 – 100 centimeters in diameter and 60 meters (198 feet) away at the opposite end of the veranda. It is held on the second Sunday of January in conjunction with the temple’s most important mass, the Yanagi-no-Okaji, or Rite of the Willow ritual and Japan’s Coming of Age Day”

New Year Archery in Sanjuusangen-dou, Kyoto (also called ‘ōmato taikai’)

New Year Archery in Sanjuusangen-dou, Kyoto (also called ‘ōmato taikai’)

New Year Archery in Sanjuusangen-dou, Kyoto

New Year Archery in Sanjuusangen-dou, Kyoto

New Year Archery in Sanjuusangen-dou, Kyoto

New Year Archery in Sanjuusangen-dou, Kyoto

New Year’s Archery

New Year’s Archery

New Year’s Archery

New Year’s Archery

New Year’s Archery

New Year’s Archery

New Year’s Archery

New Year’s Archery

Oobukucha – Tea for Great Luck. A Happy New Year from Kyoto, Japan with this “Oobukucha”, a tea which is drunk to pray for health in the new year.

Oobukucha – Tea for Great Luck. A Happy New Year from Kyoto, Japan with this “Oobukucha”, a tea which is drunk to pray for health in the new year.

Christmas in Kyoto – Doshisha University (Building dating to the Meiji-Period)

Christmas in Kyoto – Doshisha University (Building dating to the Meiji-Period)

Christmas in Kyoto

Christmas in Kyoto

A fine way to watch New Year’s Archery with all the crowds there – Sanjuusangen-dou, Kyoto

A fine way to watch New Year’s Archery with all the crowds there – Sanjuusangen-dou, Kyoto

Stone and Snow at Ryogen-in, Kyoto

Stone and Snow at Ryogen-in, Kyoto

Enkou-ji in Winter

Enkou-ji in Winter

Enkou-ji in Winter

Enkou-ji in Winter

Enkou-ji in Winter

Enkou-ji in Winter

Enkou-ji in Winter

Enkou-ji in Winter

Enkou-ji in Winter

Enkou-ji in Winter

“Oh no! It’s cold!” (at Enko-ji temple)

“Oh no! It’s cold!” (at Enko-ji temple)

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