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Kyoto is a magical city.   It sounds sugarcoated but it's true.   With 400 shrines and 1,600 Buddhist temples it's difficult to choose your activities.   This list will help you make the most of your trip.

9 Principles of Japanese Art and Culture: Wabi-sabi (imperfect) Miyabi (elegance) Shibui (subtle) Iki (originality) Jo-ha-kyu (slow, accelerate, end) Yugen (mysterious) Geido (discipline and ethics) Ensou (the void) Kawaii (cute)

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geisha-licious: “ Fukuyu as maiko performing tea ceremony before Miyagawacho Kyo Odori, maiko not geiko perform tea ceremony. In Gion Kobu maiko are only assistants (they just serve cups of tea) ”

Japanese tea ceremony, Sado 茶道

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Katsuryu, a young maiko who recently made her debut in Kamishichiken, prepares to serve matcha, whisked, powdered green tea, to guests at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, in Kyoto, Japan

Katsuryu, a young maiko who recently made her debut in Kamishichiken prepares to serve matcha tea, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

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Tea in Medieval Japan Tea ceremony was imported from China in the century by Kentoshi (A Japanese envoy to Tang Dynasty China). In the first Japanese literature recording a tea ceremony, “Nihon.