Autumn : season of flame

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  • This program savors the peaceful splendor of autumn in Kyoto. First, visits to Kozan-ji Temple, an example of early Kamakura architecture and repository of a painting by Toba Sojo; Sanzen-in Temple, immortalized by 18th-century poet Ueda Akinari; and many other temples offer views of the region's beautiful red-colored maples. Then, the video covers the autumn festival in Arashiyama, the Jidai Matsuri procession, the fire festival of Kurama, and the Kanikakuni festival, in honor of revered writer Isamu Yoshii. And last, a variety of persimmon-based delicacies are described, along with an introduction to Cha Kaiseki cuisine at the famous Shimogamo Saryo restaurant.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 28, 2006.
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  • Arashiyama (2:02) -- Kyoto Temples: Jingo-jin, Kozan-ji, Niso-in, and Sanzen-in Temples (4:46) -- Kyoto Temples: Manshu-in and Yoshimine-dera Temples (2:52) -- Kyoto Temples: Eikan-do, Shinnyo-do, and Kamigamo Shrine (3:46) -- Kyoto Temples: Koto-in, Kiyomizu-dera, and Konyo-ji Temples (3:22) -- Bell Crickets (2:15) -- Jidai Matsuri Festival (4:21) -- Kurama Fire Festival (3:12) -- Other Kyoto Celebrations (6:13) -- Seasonal Kaiseki Cuisine (2:54) -- Cha Kaiseki Cuisine (8:36)
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