The Kamogawa River, which cuts through Kyoto City in a Y shape, is probably one of the most familiar natural features to the residents of the central part of the city.
Citizens enjoy strolling along the riverbed under the cherry blossoms in spring and the turning leaves in autumn.
Ducks and catfish swim calmly, and herons and black kites aim for sandwiches from the sky.
Kabuki actors jog,
Frenchmen play pétanque,
Lovers sit at regular intervals,
TV crew shoot suspense dramas series,
Students practice trumpet ...
That is the scenery of Kamo river.