Friday, February 01, 2008

Monthly Theme day:when people think of my city...

maiko, Kyoto
Even to Japanese visitors outside Kyoto, like me living in Tokyo, Kyoto seems exotic because it has remained a old good Japan: old wooden architecture with a garden, many temples and shrines, tea ceremonies, women with kimono walking on the streets, which is hardly seen in Tokyo. Among them, maikos are Kyoto's icons. Their graceful carriage shows the sensitive side of Kyoto and their kimonos, together with hair sticks, wooden shoes, express the colorful side of Kyoto.

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More than 130 Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st February theme, "when people think of my city...", please use the links to below to visit them.

Due to time zone differences and other factors, the theme photo may not be displayed until later if you are viewing early in the day.

Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Sydney, Australia - Riga, Latvia - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Terrell (TX), USA - Terrell (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA

14 Comments:

At 2/02/2008 3:02 AM, Blogger kunal bhatia said...

very beautiful indeed. this is such a contrast to what people usually think of mumbai
- Mindless Mumbai

 
At 2/02/2008 3:09 AM, Blogger Rambling Round said...

Yes, this is the culture we learned about in our world history books.

 
At 2/02/2008 4:00 AM, Blogger Halcyon said...

A beautiful (and fitting) example of your city. I hope to visit one day. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 2/02/2008 4:46 AM, Blogger Chuck Pefley said...

Beautiful. Tradition is a good thing.

 
At 2/02/2008 5:31 AM, Blogger Kim said...

Yes Macky, this is what I think of when I think of Kyoto. The old dances, the grace and beauty of the dancers in costume, the music of the koto in the air. Perfect post for theme day!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

 
At 2/02/2008 5:53 AM, Blogger Southern Heart said...

Very beautiful....what lovely traditions your city is preserving!

 
At 2/02/2008 6:33 AM, Blogger zentmrs said...

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At 2/02/2008 6:35 AM, Blogger zentmrs said...

Very beautiful photo - and truly one of the things I think of when I think of Kyoto. Happy Theme Day!

 
At 2/02/2008 7:05 AM, Blogger Denton said...

Beauty is what I thought of and your photo presents it.

 
At 2/02/2008 8:59 AM, Blogger Kuanyin said...

Exactly--this is what I think of too! Gorgeous photo and Happy Theme Day from Maui, Hawaii.

 
At 2/02/2008 12:45 PM, Blogger Ann (MobayDP) said...

I wish I could see them in person. They look so graceful and pretty. This really is exactly what I think of when I think of Kyoto...indeed Japan in general. :)

 
At 2/02/2008 12:52 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Good choice. I was sort of expecting one of many temples.

 
At 2/02/2008 12:54 PM, Blogger Neva said...

I like this as well....kimonos.....very cool.

 
At 2/02/2008 5:54 PM, Blogger R&R in The Netherlands said...

Good choice for theme day.

 

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