• Jason Khoh

Day 35: Kyoto Prefecture

The last day of week 7 has us back in the Kansai region to visit Kyoto prefecture. Its capital also goes by the same name and was once the capital of Japan.

1. In Kyoto, what does oideyasu (おいでやす) mean?

2. In Kyoto, what is an obu (おぶ)?

3. What is the name of the shrine that is home to the Gion Matsuri, one of Japan’s most famous festivals?

4. What is the name of the town in Kyoto that has the oldest tea shop and the oldest original Shinto shrine building in Japan?

5. Shiizaki Inari Shrine (獅子崎稲荷神社) in Miyazu city is famous for what flowers that bloom every year in April?

6. Which major Japanese consumer electronics and video game company founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi is headquartered in Kyoto?

7. What is the name of the Japanese writer born in Kyoto who gained international stardom thanks to novels like Norwegian Wood and Kafka on the Shore?

8. Kyoto is famous for its nishin soba. What fish is used in this dish?

9. What is the name of the vegetarian cuisine in Kyoto originally developed from the austerity of Buddhist monks?

10. Write a haiku poem that best describes the beauty and charms of Kyoto.

Answers for Day 34: (1) please (2) a frog (3) Matsushima (松島) (4) Okama Crater (御釜) (5) Snow Monsters (6) cats (where they outnumber the human population by at least 3 to 1) (7) (a) 1 (8) salmon (9) Yuzuru Hanyu

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