Gion Matsuri, Famous Views of Kyoto

The Gion Matsuri is probably the most famous festival in Japan. It lasts the entire month of July and is held in Kyoto. At the end of the festival the streets of downtown Kyoto are reserved for foot traffic for three nights, with food stalls and street entertainers everywhere. As seen in this print, the festival culminates […]

Ise Shrine, Famous Views of Kyoto

The Ise Shrine is one of the holiest sites in Japan. Dedicated to the Shinto Sun Goddess Amaterasu, the shrine is also believed to house one of the imperial symbols of Japan, a sacred mirror.