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Aoi Matsuri, Kyoto

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  • Quite casually, on May 15, 2018, we found ourselves attending a beautiful traditional Japanese festival, the Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto which is held once a year. The procession, in costumes dating back to the eighth century, crosses the garden of the imperial Palace and after having traveled the streets of the city reaches the shrine Shimogano. The path inside the garden of the imperial Palace is extraordinarily wide and allows you to carefully observe the clothing and makeup of the figures and animals, especially horses and bison that tow huge floats. The colors are wonderful and everything takes place in religious silence. An unexpected experience and for this reason even more appreciated.
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  • The temperature is midsummer and the Sun is very strong even after the holidays in May. Although it looks distance from the roadside, the pay bleachers of the log town street where it left Kyoto Gyoen on the premise of a sunny day are also awnings, and the person and the horse are energetic because it is soon departed. It was about an hour until the long ranks were all passed, and then we moved to the top of the Kamikamo shrine at the end of the meal, but since it was a process of about five hours in hot until the end of Kamikamo shrine, people and horses and the peace emotion had faded in the batebate. The paid bleachers are sold by the Kyoto Tourism Association.
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