Plum Blossoms, Green Tea, and Pretty Geisha – Ume Matsuri at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto

To celebrate plum blossoms and Tenjin-sama, the god of learning, a festival is held at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto where geisha serve visitors matcha green tea. Since it was my birthday I thought I would have tea with those geisha as one does. Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is a beautiful shrine especially during Plum Blossom season and when the geisha come but it hides a dark past of political manipulation, fear, guilt, and the need for appeasement of a vengeful spirit.

25 thoughts on “Plum Blossoms, Green Tea, and Pretty Geisha – Ume Matsuri at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto

  1. Amazing video ~ VERY educational. This is an experience I would love to have. Such beautiful Geisha, and such beautiful Ume blossoms. Thank you for your hard work!

  2. That’s right the nerds always come out on top in the end. I just love your Vlogs not only do you get to see all these beautiful festivals in Japan. I kindly provide us with wonderful history of Japan. Thank you for posting the your videos and Happy birthday!

  3. This video deserves way more views..
    It is a shame you don’t have HUGE tits and a small black t-shirt, Dave… (you would not even need to leave your room)…
    youtube is indeed a weird place…

  4. @TheJapanChannelDcom

    LOL …c’mon that’s not fair!! I am going to defend “her” because thanks to her (yes I got pulled in for the same reason but then…) I discovered a whole bunch of J-vloggers and have even learned quite a few things.

    Peace!

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