Visited "Fujinomori Shrine" in Fushimi. The god of luck and horses, so loved by horse racing people. It is the birthplace of Shobu-no-Sekku (Children's Day) and is famous for its Hydrangea Festival in June. Explored two gardens.
Visited "Daigoji Temple", the head temple of the Daigoji sect of Shingon Buddhism. World cultural heritage. There are Kami (upper) -Daigo and Shimo (lower) -Daigo. It is the place for the first cherry blossom viewing in Japan by Hideyoshi.
The Sanpo-in Temple with its beautiful garden, Niomon Gate, Tower Gate, Kannon Hall, Ancestral Hall, and Kondo Hall are also wonderful.
Cherry blossoms of Daigoji Trmple were featured in a campaign by JR Tokai.
Went to "Zuishin-in Temple". It is the head temple of the Zentsuji sect of Shingon Buddhism, but it is rather known as the temple associated with the immensely beautiful "Ono no Komachi".
Zuishin-in Temple is famous for the lovely "Hanesu Dance" at the end of March. It is a song about the tragic love between Ono no Komachi and Fukakusa no Shosho. Haneezu is a light red color with yellowish tinge.
This area was ruled by the Ono clan, and Ono no Komachi was the daughter of Ono Yoshizane, the county lord of Akita, and the grandson of Ono-no Takamura, the spiritual secretary of King of Hell, Enma.
The vivid fusuma paintings depict four stages of Komachi's life: her birth in Akita, feasting at the court, passing down her traditions in Yamashina after her retirement, and wandering around the country in her later years, each accompanied by Hanezu Dance.
For dinner, started with an organic Chardonnay from Sicily. The winery is B.IO bpuntoio.
次にカリフォルニアのカベルネソーヴィニヨン、ワイナリーはStone Valley Winery。下鴨のフレンドフーズで購入。
Next was a California Cabernet Sauvignon from Stone Valley Winery, from Friend Food in Shimogamo.
Pasta with wagyu beef, garlic, and tomato sauce. Wagyu sauce were always delicious.
Pasta with tomatoes, garlic, and baby leaves.
Garlic is from Tokushima, pesticide-free and herbicide-free. It is in season and delicious.
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