Jun 26, 2014

Nursery staffer fractures boy's skull

by Masami Ito

A young boy was left with a fractured skull after being physically thrown out of a nursery classroom on June 13, a Kyoto city official said Thursday. A female employee threw the boy and two other 5-year-olds into the yard because they had been ...

Jun 16, 2014

Kyoto textile maker to increase classes for foreigners

by Kazuaki Nagata

A leading artisan textile maker that offers training courses in English is expanding its classes to meet demand from students overseas. Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co. said Monday the planned new session would complement the two it already holds annually for foreigners and will likely ...

Kyoto to rent out old Meiji Era town house

May 14, 2014

Kyoto to rent out old Meiji Era town house

The Kyoto Municipal Government has announced that a traditional wooden “kyo-machiya” town house in the Gion Shinbashi area — a traditional teahouse in the city’s entertainment district — will be made available to private-sector business operators to rent. The municipal government said the building, ...

Temple in Kyoto reopens hall after renovation

Apr 3, 2014

Temple in Kyoto reopens hall after renovation

The renowned Phoenix Hall at Byodoin Temple in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, threw open its doors to tourists Thursday following the completion of a 1½-year renovation project. The World Heritage site has had its exteriors, including roof bricks and phoenix statues, restored as part of ...

Under the beat of the Taiko in Kyoto

Mar 29, 2014

Under the beat of the Taiko in Kyoto

by Ted Taylor

Kyoto’s long history has ensured that it has seen its fair share of giants. Yet few of these legends have marked the city’s physical appearance to the extent of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, despite the man’s reputedly smallish stature. The most obvious of these landmarks was ...