Yanagidani Kannon is located in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto and has come to serve as a shrine to pray for victims of eye diseases since the Heian Period, beginning with members of the Imperial Family. During this year’s Golden Week, from April 28 to May 6, the site will host Shinryoku Week (‘Fresh Verdure Week’).
The event will include a special public opening of the Joushoin, or upper study, which is normally open only once a month. You can also look forward to receiving a special limited-edition goshuin shrine stamp designed with fresh new leaves, as well as seeing portrait paintings of great people ahead of their times.
You can also get hands on in making your own rosary bead bracelet, make incense with natural materials, play a koto in a concert with everyone, create goshuin from pressed flowers to feel the early summer, and take a mindfulness class to heal your mind.
Details regarding the timetable, prices and so on, as well as the sign-up page can be found at the link at the bottom of the page.
You can feel the breath of this year’s late spring finally here. Head to Yanagidani Kannon to admire the fresh green leaves of the season from atop the Joushoin.
10th Tokyo Ramen Show to be Held at Komazawa Olympic Park
FOOD ・ 25.May.2018
Yuri!!! on ICE Event in Shibuya to Take Place in June
SPOT ・ 25.May.2018
TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2018: New Artists Announced & Tickets Now on Sale
MUSIC ・ 23.May.2018
Kobe: 6 Tourist Spots in Hyogo Prefecture’s Capital Soon to Welcome Andres Iniesta
FEATURES ・ 21.May.2018
MBS Music & Anime Music Festival 2018 to Take Place at Osaka-jo Hall in October
MUSIC ・ 21.May.2018
Firefly Viewing Sessions to Take Place at Narita Dream Dairy Farm
SPOT ・ 20.May.2018
Yukata Fukubukuro Lucky Bags Released by Kyoto Kimono Brand KIMONOMACHI
FASHION ・ 20.May.2018
Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park: Events in June 2018
MUSIC ・ 19.May.2018
Top Music Artists to Celebrate ASOBISYSTEM’s 10th Anniversary at ASOBIEXPO
FASHION ・ 18.May.2018
Attack on Titan: THE ANIMATION GALLERY to be Held in Tokyo & Osaka―Key Visual Revealed
SPOT ・ 15.May.2018
Hydrangea Fair to be Held by Kyoto Tea Store Itohkyuemon
FOOD ・ 15.May.2018
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Perform at XFLAG PARK 2018
MUSIC ・ 13.May.2018