Fantastic Kimono Forest at Arashiyama Station with 600 LED Light Up
Hi guys, how ya doing? 😀
Last month, my college friend Ayaka came travel to Kyoto all the way from Oita prefecture. We went to Arashiyama and took a lot of pictures, but I never uploaded it. lol
Today let me bring you to one of the top ranking travel spots in Kyoto – Arashiyama 嵐山.
The train we took from Kitano Hakubaicho 北野白梅町, it’s just 5 min walk from my house. :p
The train is run by Keifuku Denki Tetsudo (京福電気鉄道) company, but the line bound for Arashiyama is locally called Randen 嵐電. It’s an old style rail station, I didn’t even need to buy ticket to get on it.
The ticket selling machine is inside the train. :p
I wonder who will be sitting inside the 駅長室 (Station Master room) :p What is his job actually?
The train reached Arashiyama! 😀
Arashiyama Station 嵐山駅 in daytime. 😀
They were having a campaign for Randen Beer – 嵐電ビール – from 6/29 to 9/29.
Soon we started to realize there were something different at the Arashiyama Station….
Yes, the pillars with fantastic drawing on it!
These pillars are made of Yuuzen (友禅) texture, installed with LED light. It was made to celebrate the renewal of the Arashiyama station. They have an official name – Kimono Forest キモノフォレスト – which means….. the Forest of Kimono. LOL
Isn’t is beautiful? 😀
So you realized that? YES! LED should be lighting! lol At night, they turn into…..
There are 600 Kimono Pillars, and 32 different kinds in total.
There is a small pond at a corner of the Kimono Forest – Ryuu no Atagoike (龍の愛宕池). Your wish will be granted if you pray to the pond, and it brings you happiness if you touch the surface of the water.
Japanese call this kind of place as “Power Spot” パワースポット, literally means the spot where you get power from.
Touch the surface like this…. (Thank you my model Lasmus lol)
An awesome photo taken by my friend with his iPhone. 🙂 He is a big fan of Adidas lol
What do you think the story is between them? :p
Next article I will bring you guys along with me to walk around Arashiyama ^^ Stay tuned with Shen ya!
Kyoto love worth spreading 😀