Gion Matsuri, Higashiyama

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  • Gion Matsuri was born as part of a cleansing ritual to appease the gods, causing fires, floods and earthquakes. Contrary to its name, the gion festival is not held in the Kyoto district of the same na...  more »
  • Even in my small countryside, there are Yasaka Shrine and Gion Festival. It is nowhere where it moved. It thought while passing yasaka shrine and Maruyama park where the festival equipment of the Gion festival might be put , saying that "Why on earth might this be done". There is a story that the envoy who came from Goryeo in the year of Emperor Saimei begins to have devoted the prime which sat in the ushito mountain in Shilla country to the ground of Yasaka-go in The Mountain Castle Country Atago-gun, but it is not understood well. Goryeo may be Goguryeo, because they are fighting in relation to The Tang Dynasty with Shilla Kuni, and the Ushito Tenno is considered to be the guardian deity of Gion Seisha, which is the birthplace of the Buddha, but in fact there is no evidence of faith in India, China, and Korea, and i hear that it is a god of its own in Japan, I don't know if i've been actively longing for a visitor to the place of my life, but I can't ignore that japan is formed by collaboration with the Yamato people. It is said that the first appear on the document though it is a mikoshi by 'Wikipedia' is in "Ran of hayato" which happened in Kyushu in the reign of the former emperor of the Nara age, and yoro years of yore. In February of the same year, Hayato, who lives in Osumi and Satsuma in southern Kyushu,
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