Discovering Kyoto through the eyes of Genji

Travel Nov 23, 2018

Discovering Kyoto through the eyes of Genji

by Katherine Whatley

At the height of the splendor of the Heian Period (794-1185), lady-in-waiting to the Imperial Court, Murasaki Shikibu, wrote "The Tale of Genji," the story of imperial officer Hikaru Genji falling in and out of love with his various suitors. After centuries of war, ...

Kyoto promotes high-grade Uji green tea in Paris

National Jan 22, 2017

Kyoto promotes high-grade Uji green tea in Paris

Confronted with slumping domestic consumption, producers of high-quality Uji green tea and the Kyoto Prefectural Government are working together to make a sales pitch abroad. As part of their overseas campaign, they invited a group of about 40 French entrepreneurs and journalists to a full-course ...