Toribe, Kyoto

Toribe was originally the cremation ground east of Kyoto city, below Mount Toribe. In the Evening Faces chapter of The Tale of Genji, Koremitsu and Genji ride past Toribe Moor on their way to see the body of Yugao, who had died suddenly after being carried off by Genji.

Toribeno graveyard Kyoto

The graveyard at Toribeno in Kyoto.

The present day Toribeno is an extensive graveyard near Kiyomizu-dera.

Mount Toribe Kyoto

Mount Toribe, east of Kyoto's Kamo River.