川床と床 

京都には夏の間だけ川の近くで食事をする習慣があります。「床」鴨川のほとりに桟敷を設け、客をもてなしたのが始まりといわれています。対して京の奥座敷貴船川の真上に座敷を設営して宴を行った「川床」。どちらも夏の京都の粋な楽しみ方ですね。

 

Kawadoko(Riverbed) and Yuka(floor)

In Kyoto there is a custom to eat in the vicinity of the river only during the summer.

This tradition started setting up a balcony by Kamogawa river and entertained guests.

And “Kawadoko or Riverbed” was the feast which taken place on the parlor constructed on just above the Kifunegawa of Kyoto.  Both ways are the cool way to enjoy Kyoto Summer.

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