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Hana-no Gosho
Muromachi Street
Muromachi Street
(室町通, Muromachi-dōri) is a street in Kyoto, Japan. Originally a path called Muromachi kōji (室町小路) in Heian-kyō, the ancient capital that preceded Kyoto, it lies to the west of Karasuma Street
Karasuma Street
(烏丸通) and runs north-south from Kitayama Street (北山通) in Kita-ku to Kuzebashi Street (久世橋通) in Minami-ku
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Parade Float
A float is a decorated platform, either built on a vehicle like a truck or towed behind one, which is a component of many festive parades, such as those of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the Carnival of Viareggio, the Maltese Carnival, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Key West
Key West
Fantasy Fest
Fantasy Fest
parade, the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, the 500 Festival Parade
Parade
in Indianapolis, the United States Presidential Inaugural Parade, and the Tournament of Roses Parade
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Dōshisha University
Doshisha University (同志社大学, Dōshisha daigaku), also referred to as Dodai (同大, Dōdai), is a private university in Kyoto City, Japan. Established in 1875, it is one of Japan's oldest private institutions of higher learning, and has approximately 30,000 students enrolled on four different campuses in Kyoto.[1] It is one of the Japanese "Global 30" universities[2] and one of the "Kankandoritsu" (ja), a group of the four leading private universities in western Japan's Kansai region. Doshisha was founded by Joseph Hardy Neesima as "Doshisha English School", and in 1920 it was granted university status
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Ritsumeikan
Ritsumeikan University (立命館大学, Ritsumeikan Daigaku, abbreviated to Rits and 立命 Ritsumei) is a private university in Kyoto, Japan, that traces its origin to 1869. With the Kinugasa Campus(KIC) in Kyoto, and Kyoto Prefecture, the university also has a satellite called Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (BKC) and Osaka-Ibaraki Campus(OIC). Today, Ritsumeikan university is known as one of western Japan's four leading private universities. KAN-KAN-DO-RITS 関関同立 (Kwansei Gakuin University, Kansai University, Doshisha University, and Ritsumeikan University) is the abbreviation that many people refer to when talking about the four leading private universities in the region (of 20 million people). Ritsumeikan University is considered to be one of Japan's top universities, and is especially well known for its International Relations programme which has been ranked as first place in Japan
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Gion Matsuri
The Gion
Gion
Festival (祇園祭, Gion
Gion
Matsuri) takes place annually in Kyoto
Kyoto
and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. It goes for the entire month of July and is crowned by a parade, the Yamaboko Junkō (山鉾巡行) on July 17 and July 24. It takes its name from Kyoto's Gion
Gion
district. Kyoto's downtown area is reserved for pedestrian traffic on the three nights leading up to the massive parade. These nights are known as yoiyama (宵山) on July 16 and July 23, yoiyoiyama (宵々山) on July 15 and July 22, and yoiyoiyoiyama (宵々々山) on July 14 and July 21. The streets are lined with night stalls selling food such as yakitori (barbecued chicken skewers), taiyaki, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, traditional Japanese sweets, and many other culinary delights
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Kimono
The kimono (着物, きもの)[1] is a traditional Japanese garment. The word "kimono", which actually means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing"),[2] has come to denote these full-length robes. The standard plural of the word kimono in English is kimonos,[3] but the unmarked Japanese plural kimono is also used. The kimono is always worn for important festivals or formal occasions. It is a formal style of clothing associated with politeness and good manners. Kimono
Kimono
have T-shaped, straight-lined robes worn so that the hem falls to the ankle, with attached collars and long, wide sleeves. Kimono
Kimono
are wrapped around the body, always with the left side over the right (except when dressing the dead for burial)[4] and are secured by a sash called an obi, which is tied at the back
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Edo Period
The Edo
Edo
period (江戸時代, Edo
Edo
jidai) or Tokugawa period (徳川時代) is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyō. The period was characterized by economic growth, strict social order, isolationist foreign policies, a stable population, "no more wars", and popular enjoyment of arts and culture. The shogunate was officially established in Edo
Edo
on March 24, 1603, by Tokugawa Ieyasu
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Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
Shimogyō-ku (下京区) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto
Kyoto
Prefecture, Japan. First established in 1879, it has been merged and split, and took on its present boundaries in 1955, with the establishment of a separate Minami-ku. Kyoto Tower
Kyoto Tower
and Kyoto Station
Kyoto Station
are major landmarks in Shimogyō-ku. Shijō Street
Shijō Street
on the northern edge of the area, especially around the Shijō Kawaramachi
Shijō Kawaramachi
intersection, is the busiest shopping district in the city
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Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto
Kamigyō-ku
Kamigyō-ku
(上京区) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto
Kyoto
Prefecture, Japan. Located in the center of the present-day city of Kyoto, Japan
Japan
it previously occupied the northern region of the ancient capital of Kyoto. The Kamo River flows on the eastern border of the ward
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Onin War
The Ōnin
Ōnin
War (応仁の乱, Ōnin
Ōnin
no Ran) was a civil war that lasted from 1467 to 1477, during the Muromachi period
Muromachi period
in Japan. Ōnin
Ōnin
refers to the Japanese era during which the war was fought
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Kyoto
Kyoto
Kyoto
(京都市, Kyōto-shi, pronounced [kʲoːꜜto] ( listen), pronounced [kʲoːtoꜜɕi] ( listen); UK: /kɪˈoʊtoʊ/, US: /kiˈoʊ-/, or /ˈkjoʊ-/[4]) is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million
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Ikenobo College
Ikenobo Junior College (池坊短期大学, Ikenobō tanki daigaku) is a private junior college in Kyoto, Japan, established in 1952. Alumni[edit]Manami Honjo, actressExternal links[edit]Official website (in Japanese)This article on a Kyoto Prefecture institute of higher education or related topic is a stub
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Kyoto Art Center
The Kyoto
Kyoto
Art Center is a venue for promoting the arts which is located in the heart of Kyoto, Japan.[1] The center, a three-story reinforced-concrete building, occupies the site of the former Meirin Elementary School (founded by the people of Kyoto
Kyoto
during the Meiji era). It has a studio, gallery, auditorium, Japanese-style hall, free space, library, an information corner, Japanese-style tea room, the Maeda Coffee Meirin coffee shop, a common room and shops. Kyoto
Kyoto
Arts and Culture Foundation manages the center, which aims to support artistic activities, act as a clearinghouse for arts information, plan artist in residence programs and promote artists to the public
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Shōgun
A shōgun (将軍, [ɕoːɡɯɴ] ( listen)) was the military dictator of Japan
Japan
during the period from 1185 to 1868 (with exceptions). In most of this period, the shōguns were the de facto rulers of the country, although nominally they were appointed by the Emperor as a ceremonial formality.[1] The shōguns held almost absolute power over territories through military means
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Kyoto Station
Kyoto
Kyoto
Station (京都駅, Kyōto-eki) is a major railway station and transportation hub in Kyoto, Japan. It has Japan's second-largest station building (after Nagoya Station) and is one of the country's largest buildings, incorporating a shopping mall, hotel, movie theater, Isetan
Isetan
department store, and several local government facilities under one 15-story roof
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