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Gion Matsuri

  Jul 17th, 2013

The Gion Matsuri is one of the 3 well known and important annual festivals in Kyoto. Spanning the whole month of July one of its best known events is the parade through the streets of the Yamaboko Junkō on July 17.

Coming down Oike dori

Coming down Oike dori

Heading towards the turn at Oike dori

Heading towards the turn at Oike dori

Out in front

Out in front

Walking along Kawaramachi Dori

Walking along Kawaramachi Dori

The crowd wait in anticipation of the next float approaching

The crowd wait in anticipation of the next float approaching

Wheels are also made just of wood with no nails or bolts

Wheels are also made just of wood with no nails or bolts

Wooden blades for putting under the wheels when turning the floats

Wooden blades for putting under the wheels when turning the floats

The sounds of Gion Matsuri

The sounds of Gion Matsuri

Very smart

Very smart

Colorful

Colorful

All attention on the float

All attention on the float

2 thoughts on “Gion Matsuri”

  1. Ben says:

    Wow love these photos! I was lucky enough to be at one of the corners where they use the bamboo to manually turn it and I got to see everything!

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