Generally every year, for four days in the spring and again four days in the fall, Kyoto Gosho is open to the public. Needless to say it is very popular with older people and with tourists who happen to be lucky enough to hit the timing just right.
I wasn’t able to organize a student outing to Gosho this year, and actually that turned out to be a blessing because it rained for three of the five days it was scheduled to be open. Needless to say, far fewer people than usual opted for a visit this autumn. Too bad.
Kyoto Gosho is a must for anyone interested in Ikebana. Some of the most treasured examples are on display each opening and this fall was even better than before. Several English Conversation Students at the Smith’s School of English in Kotoen スミス英会話 甲東園 are into Japanese art and are deeply moved by the displays.
The next opening will happen some time in April 2014 so it’s a bit of a wait. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll alert everyone when the dates are set. Meanwhile, enjoy a trip down to Nara for the autumn leaf displays!
Martin Werner Zander
Smith’s School of English in Kotoen
Real Monthly Tuition 月謝制 English Conversation School