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Entries now being accepted for the International Textile Competition '87 Kyoto Since the dawn of civilization, textiles have remained inseparable from man, playing a vital role in his life as clothing or environmental materials. In their long history, textiles have maintained
STOPOVER | KYOTO Kyoto Step back in time and lose yourself in the historical city of Kyoto Words: L iane VoiseyPhotos: S hutterstock The stunning Yasaka Shrine is home to the Gion Matsuri festival Getting there Osaka’s Kansai I nternational Airp ort is the closest internati onal airport
the Yodogawa river provided a link to Osaka and the sea. In the city centre there were waterways navigable by flat-bottomed boats. A section of the waterway still runs along the edge of Pontocho, Kyoto’s second most important geisha quarter. Women worked alongside this waterway, touting for business from passing boatmen; ‘ the water trade' came to imply a world o f illicit love and prostitution.
a little nudge via increased R&D support, Lomborg believes policy interventions unnecessary and condemns Kyoto as making only a minimal difference to the likely temperature increase at an enormous economic cost. His argument, however, is based on a blatant logical inconsistency and on an obtuse refusal to
museums of ideas efforts of the civil movement of Heiwa no tameno Kyoto no senso ten (the Kyoto War Exhibition for Peace). The permanent exhibit is based on artifacts which this group collected and donated to the museum. Objects such as military uniforms and equipment, documents and letters,
I 1 Kyoto I 1 I 1 From skittering geisha to ancient shrines, Kyoto is Japan at its most atmospheric I 1 I 1 IFly UK-Tokyo (11 hours); Kyoto is a 2.5 hour bullet train ride from Tokyo Gospring/autumn for fall colours Living artwork It can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to dress a geiko; the radiantly coloured kimonos are usually
Top UNESCO sites 1ANCIENT KYOTO, JAPAN WHY? Revel in the country’s former capital It was 150 years ago that Japan’s capital began to shift to Edo (modern-day Tokyo), but Kyoto – its imperial capital for over 1,000 years – remains the country’s cultural and spiritual heart. Some 17 elements make up UNESCO’s Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto site, spanning the evolution of