Going toward the north is said “to go up” in Kyoto, and going toward the south is said “to go down”. And Kyoto people say that going toward the east is “getting into the east” and going toward the west is “getting into the west”. I guess it came from the old city design of HeianKyo, which had main building of the government on the north area. The north direction was the high rank people area, and there is the upper stream of the river. The entrance of the city was on the southernmost side. When almost all visitors wanted to visit HeianKyo Government, they had to go through the south gate. Therefore, the north area was “to go up” and the south area was “to go down”. Those are the introduction.
Ｉwent toward the north about 4 block on the teramachi street from imadegawa-street. As I was junior high school, there was my playground. My purpose of visiting there was to buy a Kama-mochi, it was the traditional Japanese sweet. Because I watched it on TV once about two months ago. It seemed very delicious, also I thought it would suit a green tea. “Really? I did not know about it, though I went there many times.” I thought that I would to go there after a long time for some reason or other. But I did not enough check on the map beforehand. And then I could not find the Candy store easily. After I moved around there on several times, I found a small unremarkable store at inside of the small street of west side. It was a junction of three roads.
And a signboard was really small; I could not read it from a main street. I parked a car on side of the road. and I visited the store to buy a Kama-mochi. It was very good, as my image. １sweet/２００yen.
(寺町今出川を北へ４ブロックほど上がってみた、中学生の頃、よくその辺で遊んだのを覚えている、今回,出かけた目的は“かまもち”を買うこと、テレビでやっているのを偶然に見た、美味しそうで、緑茶の合いそうだった。 “へえ! 何度も通ったはずなのにそんな店知らなかったなあ！” なんとなく、行って見たくなった。でも事前に地図をよく調べなかったので何回もぐるぐると回って、やっとたどり着いた三叉路、西側の狭い横道の奥のほうにそれらしき店を見つけた、看板は小さくて寺町通りからでは読めない、車を道端に停め、やっとの思い出“かまもち”を購入できた。想像通りの味でおいしかった。懐かしい味！)
I was surprised by one other thing; there was big temple on east side of the junction of the three stores. The name was Amidaji-temple. I was surprised to say why there was a grave of Odanobunaga. I got the photo of the temple too. If you came to the Kyoto, you should walk around the teramachi street of north of the imadegawa street. It was really historical area.
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