Chōzuya - a Shinto water ablution pavilion for a ceremonial purification rite known as temizu - Kyoto, Japan

Chōzuya - a Shinto water ablution pavilion for a ceremonial purification rite known as temizu - Kyoto, Japan 手水舎

祇園祭、祭

The Yasaka Shrine (Yasakajinja), also known as the Gion Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in the Gion District of Kyoto. The popular city shrine is famous for its Gion Matsuri, one of Japan's largest festivals. Paper lanterns for Gion Festival in Kyoto, Japan

Gigei no Tomo [ 技藝乃友]      Japanese culture are always inspired by nature.  Living in wooden paper house in the nature is the style of life.  We love and respect the plants and animals , moon and woter falls .  use these elements for the interior , product , cloth , design .  These are old Japanese design books mid 19th century , Meiji period , lithograph prints.

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE old books? I have a collection of vintage books I'd love to keep adding to. Japanese book cover design from Meiji era cover book covering book cover

Japanese fox gods or messengers of inari

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine in Kyoto, Japan 伏見稲荷神社 /

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