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Jidai Matsuri festival

The Jidai Matsuri festival is one of the three major festivals in Kyoto. It started in 1895 when Heian Jingu shrine was constructed on the 1,110-year anniversary of Kyoto's founding. Three religious ceremonies and opulent parades expressing culture, institutions and style of each era are held at the Jidai Matsuri festival. The Jidai Matsuri festival starts on October 15 and the main event parade is held on October 22, which celebrates the day in 794 when Emperor Kanmu founded the Miyako imperial capital in Kyoto.

Two-thousand people participate in the main event parade, the length of which is 2km (1.24miles). The parade is quite spectacular, so that the area along the road from GOSHO Kyoto Imperial Palace to Heian Shrine is overwhelmed with domestic and international visitors. In total, about 20 parades, outfitting costumes of court nobles, SAMURAI warriors, and common people in each era from794 to the modern age, march 5km grandly at a leisurely pace. The parade takes approximately 2.5 hours.

If you visit Kyoto in autumn, we hope you can see this parade, which is said to be the epitome of Japanese history.

Two-thousand people participate in the main event parade, the length of which is 2km (1.24miles).

Meiji Restoration Soldiers Parade. Meiji Period (1868 to 1912)

Japanese Royalty and Women's Parade at Edo Period (1603 to 1868)

"KAGO" for Shogun Emperor of the Parade at Edo Period (1603 to 1868)

Parade of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537 to 1598) meeting with the Ten noh emperor in 1596. Cow carriage was to follow the imperial court style.

A SHOHGUN of a general during Muromachi Period, marching with a bow and light armor (1336 to 1573).

SAMURAI DAISHOH of leader of a warrior during Kamakura Period (1192 to 1333), parading to the capital with gorgeous armor.

KUGYOH of the powerful aristocratic class person during Heian period, wearing an old costume of Japanese Court nobles (794 to 1185).

MIKOSHI vehicle for the Emperor. He takes this carriage and see the peaceful security of the town. (1.24miles).

Traditional dance and music performance in front of the MIKOSHI vehicle for the Emperor.

Children dancing GAGAKU Imperial Palace dance at the Heian period (794 to 1185)

Tomoe Gozen, a famous military commander during Heian Period (794 to 1185).

Kuradashi Tea: Now Available!

At last Kuradashi Matcha is now available!
The Jidai Matsuri festival will be held at Kyoto city on October 22. For more information, please see above 'The Jidai Matsuri festival' after October 22.
Our Kuradashi Matcha which has been stored for over 1.5 years was taken out from the granary. We have arranged three grades of limited edition Kuradashi Matcha as described below. They are limited edition of 850 packages each ONLY AVAILABLE this autumn season. And Kuradashi Gyokuro and Sencha teas are still available.
Celebrate Kuradashi Teas and enjoy the remarkable enriched flavor and sweetness which can only be experienced once every year! We are certain that the fine enriched flavor and sweetness will captivate you.

Kuradashi Matcha

[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Super Premium (40g/1.41oz): US$34.00 (Now Available)
For this Kuradashi Matcha Super Premium, tea leaves just after harvest, are steamed and dried in a special fire pit. The smooth and mellow taste is uniquely brought out by the special drying process...
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Super Premium Refill (120g/4.23oz): US$85.00 (Now Available)
This Kuradashi Matcha Super Premium Refill package is an excellent value. The price is actually discounted 17%. For this Kuradashi Matcha, tea leaves just after harvest, are steamed and dried in a special fire pit. The smooth and mellow taste is uniquely brought out by the special drying process...
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Premium (40g/1.41oz): US$26.00 (Now Available)
Tea leaves for Kuradashi Matcha Premium are highest grade tea trimmed by machine and grown in Uji region, Kyoto. The smooth and mellow taste is uniquely brought out by the special drying process...
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Premium Refill (120g/4.23oz): US$64.00 (Now Available)
This Kuradashi Matcha Premium Refill package is an excellent value. The price is actually discounted 17%. Tea leaves for Kuradashi Matcha Premium are highest grade tea trimmed by machine and grown in Uji region, Kyoto. The smooth and mellow taste is uniquely brought out by the special drying process...
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The traditional canopy used to shade tea plants from sunlight known as "Honzu" is unique and different from others. They are also important factors in creating the noble flavor and sweetness of the highest grade enriched Matcha...
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle Refill (120g/4.23oz): US$128.00 (Now Available)
This Kuradashi Matcha Premium Refill package is an excellent value. The price is actually discounted 21%. The traditional canopy used to shade tea plants from sunlight known as "Honzu" is unique and different from others. They are also important factors in creating the noble flavor and sweetness of the highest grade enriched Matcha...

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