August is the month on which people welcome the sprit of ancestors.
Kyoto Prefecture is located in the central part of the island of Honshuu, Japan. Its population is close to 2.7 million. While Kyoto was the Imperial capital of Japan (794-1868), a lot of traditional culture appeared and flourished under the Emperor's protection. Another reason for the development of art and culture was the beautiful nature in Kyoto, which locals are still proud of today.
Artists in those days such as painters, poets, performers and craftsmen are said to have been inspired by the surrounding mountains, the full moon's reflection on the river, the specific differences between the seasons and other natural elements. Wouldn't you like to be inspired by Kyoto, too?