2013年07月09日

ANNE went to Kyoto on Tanabata Day♪

Last Sunday, I went to Kyoto with my friends.
They are the former members of PTA at my elder son's high school.
My elder son is the 3rd grade of a university now, but our relationship( or friendship) has been continuing for more than 3 years. That's amazing.

First we went to Kiyomizudera temple.
It's famous for the place that "This year's 漢字" is announced.
There is also a expression, "Kiyomizu no butai kara tobioriru".
It is a common saying used when people make a bold decision.

Actually "Kiyomizu no butai" is said to be as tall as a building with five stories.
So, if a person jump from it would die.

Therefore the expression is used when someone make a big decision or all-or-nothing decision.

Japanese is a complicated and impressive language, isn't it?

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This picture is Kiyomizudera temple.

There was a calm waterfall called "Otowa no Taki".
I heard the ancient folklore(言い伝え)of "Otowa no Taki" for the first time.
It says that there are 3 effects of the water, Long life, Love, and High education.
And there are 3 streams of the fall.
Your wish might be carried out if you drink one of it.

There was an old lady maybe from the US at Otowa no Taki.
she wanted to know which stream of water to drink, and she asked a dad who took a little boy with him, while we've been waiting in a line. But he couldn't explain well.

After she finished taking a miracle(? holy) water, I asked her if she could choose a proper water.
She smiled and said,
"I could driink the proper water, and I wished Long life."
I replied her,
"That's good."

I was glad to have a communication with her.
It was only a tiny conversation, but it might be a motivation to learn foreign language.

I don't know the information well, I can't tell you the story in more detail.
Please check it out when you visit "Otowa no Taki" if you have any wish.わーい(嬉しい顔)

And I think we Japanese should know about our country and our culture more.
Otherwise, we can't explain the proper thing when people from other countries ask us.

In the afternoon, we walked around Teramachi, Gion area.
The dinner was "Tofu dises" at Kawadoko.
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This is a scenary of Kawadoko. It's cool(風流)♪
Kawadoko is the place where we can enjoy dishes watching Kamogawa river as the floor expands to Kamogawa river in summer.
It was also the first experience for me.
Contrary to expectations, it was cool as it was maybe the riverside.

It was so hot and humid at that day in Kyoto, but we enjoyed there so much.
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