My thoughts as I pressed today.
While change is the only constant, some remain the same. Like Gion Matsuri (祇園祭), the festival of Yasaka Shrine, which dates back to 869.
Was happy to be at the most famous festival in Japan when in Kyoto in July. In spite of the torrid rain, no thanks to the passing typhoon.
There will always be a silver lining. If you see change as positive, it is and will be.
Amazing to see the various techniques used to turn the float at this junction!
What a spectacular procession of floats, in spite of the rain!
People pulled the Hoko on wheels as big as them!
Waiting for Yamaboko Junko to start. Rain was no deterrent!
Night bazaar with food and game stalls
Hoko were on display at Yoiyama. People can go up the float too!
Hoko – giant float up to 25 meters tall, weigh up to 12 tons!
Open house of one of the traditional houses – need to pay to enter though…
All dressed up in Yutaka at Yoiyama
Yoiyama – the festive evening before Yamaboko Junko
Note to self: Did not managed to press weekly in the past 2 weeks. Got to try harder!
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