Kyoto

Travel

[Hoshinoya Kyoto] Start writing at Kiyomizu-dera’s important cultural property “Kyodo”

2021.11.07

“Hoshinoya”, where each facility offers an overwhelming extraordinary theme with an original theme.
From January 15th to February 28th, 2022, we will hold “My Kanji of the Year” at the World Heritage Site “Kiyomizu-dera”, where you can start writing your New Year’s aspirations in one Chinese character. It is such an activity that you can face yourself through calligraphy and start the new year with a refreshing feeling.

Beginning to write at Kyodo, an important cultural property of Kiyomizu Temple

I will start writing at Kyodo, an important cultural property of Kiyomizu Temple. The Buddhist scriptures are stored in the Kyodo, and it is a place of study where monks from all over the country once gathered to copy and study the scriptures.
In the solemn atmosphere of the sumi-e dragon god and the statue of Shaka Sanson on the ceiling, you can renew your feelings in your New Year’s aspirations.

Listen to Mr. Osho's story and adjust your heart

Just as the word “calligraphy is a person” is used, the letters express the heart. In this activity, Mr. Osho will talk about Mr. Kannon while guiding the precincts of Kiyomizu-dera before starting writing. By listening to Mr. Osho’s story in the quiet precincts of winter, you can face yourself and prepare yourself for the beginning of writing.

Private calligrapher lessons

The day before the beginning of writing at Kiyomizu-dera, a private lesson on calligraphy will be held under the guidance of a calligrapher in the quiet Hoshinoya Kyoto in winter.
After learning how to hold and posture the brush and practicing the basic “stop” and “payment”, you will practice writing one Chinese character at Kiyomizu-dera. By concentrating and slowly repeating the same movements, you can calmly reach the stage.

Overview of "My Kanji of the Year"

Period: January 15-February 28, 2022 (with exclusion dates)
Price: 1 group 45,000 yen (tax and service charge included) * Accommodation charge not included
Included: Private lesson of calligraphy, beginning of writing at Kiyomizu-dera
Location: Hoshinoya Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera (about 30 minutes by car from Hoshinoya Kyoto one way)
Target: Guest
Capacity: 1 group per day (1-2 people)
Remarks: Due to circumstances, the date and contents of the event may change.

>Click here to make a reservation

Hoshinoya Kyoto
Arashiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, where the Heian Aristocracy set up a villa. A waterside private residence that appears when you board a boat from Togetsu Bridge and go up the Oigawa River. It is a resort where you can enjoy the extraordinary world of the beautiful scenery and tranquility of the four seasons, the guest rooms where you can feel the traditional Japanese techniques that live in Kyoto, the Japanese cuisine that adds a light playfulness to the tradition.

New

New

Featured articles

Okinawa

Travel

“Windsurfing debut stay” plan is now available [Resonale Kohama Island]

Kohama Island, which has no obstacles such as high mountains and buildings around it, is said to be a sacred place for windsurfing, where the wind blows from any direction and you can enjoy manipulating the wind.
From December 1, 2021 to February 28, 2022, a plan to challenge windsurfing with a manta-patterned sail at the remote island beach resort “Hoshino Resort Risonare Kohamajima” located in the southernmost Yaeyama Islands in Japan. “Windsurfing debut stay” will be released.

Okinawa

Tradition

Travel

Culture

Uchina Stay Report vol.11: “Time slip in the Sanzan period ~ Gosamaru’s castle and pine trees ~”

It’s been almost a year since I moved to Okinawa. It reminds me of the wind that was blowing a year ago and the cold air that is heading for winter.

“Can we do it in Okinawa?”

“What is the difference between the people of Okinawa and me?”

At first, I lived with such anxiety and curiosity. However, as I interacted with various people, my anxiety gradually disappeared.

It was encouraging that “people of various nationalities and Japanese people other than Okinawa live in Okinawa”.

One of the major reasons is that it was known that “Okinawa had a history of interaction with various different cultures.”

Then, I respected the differences in customs and words as “differences”, and while I was touching on the culture I was trying to keep, I came to think that “different things are natural” and “different things are okay”.

By the way, this time it is 600 years back in time. Introducing the world heritage site “Zakimi Castle Ruins” in Yomitan Village, central Okinawa Island, which is said to have been built during the Sanzan period.

Pick Up

Pick Up