The Lights of Kyoto: Illuminating and Soothing People's Hearts

Core Kyoto

28m 00s
Broadcast on May 19, 2022 Available until March 31, 2025

Candles were long prized in the city's many shrines and temples, and throughout the ancient capital. People did not see them as mere implements to illuminate the dark but also symbols of devotion and prayer. Antiquated candles and lamps are not as commonly used in contemporary times, but are still seen in places of worship. Some people relish and use the lighting at tea gatherings and places of work. Discover how Kyotoites use old-style lighting to bring calm and relaxation into modern life.

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