Gion Matsuri

Coming down Oike dori
Heading towards the turn at Oike dori
Out in front
Walking along Kawaramachi Dori
The crowd wait in anticipation of the next float approaching
Wheels are also made just of wood with no nails or bolts
Wooden blades for putting under the wheels when turning the floats
The sounds of Gion Matsuri
Very smart
All attention on the float
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  • Ben – Japan/Canada – Was an exchange student in Kyoto (Doshisha) between my B.Sc and MA in economics and fell in love with Japan! Now I'm working on a site to help others learn Japanese using methods and tips I learned while being abroad. Follow for follow!

    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!